President Prof. Peter Mutharika Wednesday said African countries will this year focus much on empowering women and the youth economically.
Mutharika said this at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) on arrival from South Africa where he went to address the 4th Pan African Parliament on issues that affect African countries.
He said in January 2017, Malawi proposed that women and the youth should be empowered economically and all African countries agreed to the proposal.
Mutharika promised that his government would make sure that all programmes that were moved for women and the youth in this country should be done.
Mutharika also addressed the Pan African Parliament on issues of peace and security, economic integration and national unity in African countries among others.
According to Mutharika African leaders want all African countries to be excellent in business and in addressing all the challenges being faced by women and the youth.
He also said during the function the country’s First Lady was appointed an ambassador to look after women and youth affairs, HIV and Aids related diseases and others.
Pan Africa Parliament meets in South Africa and has 275 members from 55 countries whereby each country sends five parliamentarians to represent their country.