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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Aaron Botomani
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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.

kate
Guest

amayi akuyenda chotsinzina. kuopa Pharaoh?

journalist
Guest

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

kapwati
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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

Mphatso
Guest

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

Apparently the headboy is crying.

Ollah Amagents
Guest

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

The Truthful One from the West
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The Truthful One from the West

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.

Bongololo
Guest

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.

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

Malawiana
Guest

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!

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