Mutharika in Egypt to sign FTA accord

Malawian Pesident Arthur Peter Mutharika arrived Tuesday in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt where he will a attend heads of state Summit  and sign the Tripartite Free Trade area for  COMESA, SADC and East Africa Community (EAC).

President Mutharika and the First Lady arrives at the Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport for the third COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite SummitFX

President Mutharika and the First Lady arrives at the Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport for the third COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite SummitFX

President Mutharika shares a point with one of Egyptian minister upon arrival- Photo by Francis Mphweya-MANA.

President Mutharika shares a point with one of Egyptian minister upon arrival- Photo by Francis Mphweya-MANA.

The President accompanied by the First Lady Madam Gertrude Mutharika  arrived at 3:30pm Egyptian local time and was met on arrival at Sharm El Sheikh International Airport by the Minister of Foreign affairs and International Cooperation Dr George Chaponda, Malawi High Commissioner to Zambia David Bandawe and Malawi Charge D’affairs to Egypt and Egyptian government officials.

The summit started on 6th June 2015 with the meeting of government officials and other trade and industry technocrats in Africa.

The Free Trade Area between East African Community, (EAC) Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) would create a market with a population of 625 million and gross domestic product of more than $1 trillion (900 billion euros).

Malawi is expected to benefit from the FTA through the increasing of international markets and free movement of goods within the 26 countries.

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26 thoughts on “Mutharika in Egypt to sign FTA accord”

  1. Aaron Botomani says:

    kumutenga Bertha Ndebele munthu oti anagwa u MP ku BK WEST kumawononga ndalama zaboma. angojambulitsa zithunzi kumayika ma face book mmalo motenga atolankhani adzikakulemeberani nkhani kumeneko.

  2. kate says:

    amayi akuyenda chotsinzina. kuopa Pharaoh?

  3. journalist says:

    ne ndinu ansanjetu have u read more stories on the summit this is just an arrival story there are more stories on FTA musieni nzanu. Journalist for government write evry activity of the president dont criticise when u know nothing about newsroom policies

  4. kapwati says:

    kkkkkkkkkkkk koma apetarawa akutivesa manyazi abare .nanga lilime ngati ngamira osarirowesa bwanji kuti rikhare mukamwa .nanga deyire lilime panja .koma tsiriwuma limenelo?pitara wovesa manyazi shaaaaaaaaa

  5. Mphatso says:

    All these people don’t look confident. Were they forced?

    Apparently the headboy is crying.

  6. Ollah Amagents says:

    koma a president athuwa bwanji lirime nthawi zonse limakhala panja. Mkamwa mutotentha?>

  7. The Truthful One from the West says:

    The major concern is that Malawi lacks capacity to produce goods we can sell to these other countries. Th.e Minister of Trade needs to tell us what are COMESA rules of origin.

  8. Bongololo says:

    I bet he has no understanding as to what he is signing during this trip. Peter Mutharika is not as bright as people think he is. I can tell you that he is one daft mofo, another accidental president in Malawi; he found himself into office thanks to his brother for trail blazing the Mutharika name. Aside from that Peter is not original, just as he is not fit for office.

  9. Yituwa Mphande says:

    Hypocrite person ,has been now known of rate sorry malawians for being fooled

  10. Malawiana says:

    Typical of African leaders rushing to sign agreements which they know very well that they will not implement. First was the SADC and COMESA Free Trade Agreements which are barely working. Be realistic please!

  11. Phodos says:

    Madam Grace Muthalika. I am impressed with your mode of dressing. That is for the first lady.

  12. shaaaa! says:

    mzimayi watsinzina.kkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  13. Sunga says:

    School me please what does it mean by Free Trade Area?Removal of custom duties/tarrifs????What is it about?

  14. nYAU SITHOBWA says:

    This is on paper not on the ground

  15. nyopsy says:

    @ujeni umbuli siwabwino inu nsonkhano ofunika ngati umenewu mumati asapite?

  16. Wa-Makala says:

    I have no clue how Malawi will benefit FTA when our export products are either too expensive because of high transports or are not supported with clear trade policy to penetrate foreign or neighboduring markets. I have in mind Kilombelo rice, Malawi produced Coca-Cola or Sobo and fish which are most sought products across our borders but you cannot find them in leading super markets out there. Eeeish, Malawi and it’s people.

  17. Getu Petulo Trivia Salanje says:

    Gertrude ready for zwatu zwatu heavily spiced chigololo mix in that kwatagonia city. Kuli sharia law kumeneko samalani

  18. Getu Petulo Trivia Salanje says:

    Tamuwonani Bwampini Ibu Mathanyula

  19. Sapitwa says:

    Please help us to sell our produce to Foriegn markets through reputable institutions like ADMARC. We are tired labouring hard growing soya beans, chalimbana, chimbamba, nandolo but we benefit amwenye leaving us Farmers destitute.
    Recently we saw the price for soya beans going down rapidly citing that demand is too high; really? Does this encourage people to do farming? We need your protection sir!

  20. Changaputwa says:

    Kuiwala mabvuto amene mulinawo kwanu mkumatengana mbanja lonse including dose pple who escotng U. Enawa alibe zochita kunyumba kuno ????? Kuyambila malemu akulu ako mpaka asogoleri ena onse amayenda ngt ngumbi choncho ????? Aroucy ya anthu enawo singakwanile kutukula dziko la Mw ?????

  21. Changaputwa says:

    Kuiwala mabvuto a,ene mulinawo kwanu mkumatengana mbanja lonse including dose pple who escotng U. Enawa alibe zochita kunyumba kuno ????? Kuyambila malemu akulu ako mpaka asogoleri ena onse amayenda ngt ngumbi choncho ????? Aroucy ya anthu enawo singakwanile kutukula dziko la Mw ?????

  22. Helo says:

    Koma amaiwo achikulire amangokhalira exposing miyendo yosakongola bwanji

  23. rudolf phiri says:

    nanunso, wapita kangati kodi kunjako? Mungayelekeze ndi matako akana pansi uja ali muliyenda ku USA uja? Be fair people. There will be meetings that the president will have to attend……

  24. Tengupenya says:

    Sweet music! One market, but will it really be allowed to operate like a free market? Free movement of goods and labour? Good for labour exporters like Malawi. Good for producers and service providers. Good for consumers, as there should be more competition among producers and the prices should coordinate value and quality

  25. ujeni says:

    Who said am going to be an office President? Answer is Peter Mutharika the kamwendo munjira president. What a liar and hypocrite.

  26. Gift Kayipa says:

    Bola APM

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