Chilima holds talks with Indian VP, visits Malawi in October

Malawi Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima arrived in New Dehli on Saturday for the India – Africa business conclave where he will be Guest of Honour and immediately kick started his official duties with a meeting with his counterpart Venkaiah Naidu.

Malawi veep Chilima having talks with his Indian counterpart i

Malawi VP Chilima in India with Minister of Trade Henry Mussa

Malawi VP Chilima in India with Minister of Trade Henry Mussa

Malawi VP Chilima in India with Minister of Trade Henry Mussa

During the meeting, Chilima – who is leading a government and private sector delegation to the largest India- Africa business conference – reminded the Indian VP on Malawi’s request to access a line of credit amounting to USD400 million meant for various projects, among other important issues that the two discussed.

“Implementation of these projects will help Malawi deliver the newly launched Malawi Growth and Development Strategy and are also in line with Sustainable Development Goals,’’ said Chilima.

In terms of grants, Chilima expressed appreciation to the Government of India for offering US$1 million for the establishment of a Business Incubator in Malawi which he said would go a long way in empowering women and youth with entrepreneurship skills to start small scale businesses.

Earlier, the VP conveyed warm greetings and best wishes from President Peter Mutharika, government and the people of Malawi to the government and people of India.

In his remarks, Naidu Vice President of India committed to continue cooperating with the Government of Malawi for mutual benefit. He also committed to cooperate with the Government of Malawi in the areas of skills development, entrepreneurship, modernisation of agriculture, IT and community technical colleges.

In order to further strengthen and deepen bilateral relations with Malawi, the Indian Vice President announced that he will pay a working visit to Malawi in October, 2018.

Naidu also thanked the Government of Malawi for signing and ratifying the Agreement on the International Solar Alliance (ISA). He said India was ready to support Malawi with a line of credit for solar energy projects. The Government of India has set aside USD2billion for solar energy projects.

The Confederation for Indian Industry (CII) EXIM Bank Conclave on India/Africa Project Partnership starts Sunday 25th March to 27th March. The CII EXIM Bank conclave is India’s largest Africa focused business event promoting entrepreneurship and enhancing Africa – India investment opportunities.

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MAGUFULI
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MAGUFULI

Time to trust you guys from dpp is Over Dr PhD Major 1 van talk we can Listen Dr bwana usi can Talk we Can listen Unless you guys (dpp) tell Malawi Where are our farm tractors bought from India ??? What happened to those Tractors will happen again to This you’re touting here

Patrick Phiri
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Patrick Phiri

APM-Chilima partnership is the only viable option for taking Malawi out of poverty. Compare this with former Church leader turned a dictator and cattle thief of Chikwawa.

Gonapamuhanya
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Gonapamuhanya

Malawwi is a miserable state…I don’t see any importance of this relationship I see that the problems we have can not be solved by Indians but ourselves. Going to India only to beg is one way of showing the world our status. Check your Indians are exploiting our citizens and the Government sit aside and watch. Check how corrupted are these Indians in our country? How many Indians have you caught externalising forex? We need brilliant guys who can upgrade of energy source and not our leaders making fruitless trips . We need engineers who are creative and help our… Read more »

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

Excellent start Honourable Saulos Chilima. Access to $400m credit line, $1 million for the Business Incubator Project and a portion of the $2 billion Solar Energy Project will go a long way in positioning Malawi as a true economic power in the SADC region. The govt would have done its bit with the private sector to now take on the rest. We are with you bwana. Keep going. Make three or four such trips before the next tripartite election.

BANDA
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BANDA

Chilima is the ONLY best option to balance DPP presidential ticket in 2019. Osati greedy recycled dead wood masquerading as change agent…

Chisyano
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Chisyano

Well done Mr. Vice President for getting India to support Malawi with a line of credit to build Solar Plants. However, please, please, please do not to give the money to ESCOM. Give Malawian business persons a chance to develop these solar power stations.

Mlomwe original
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Mlomwe original

Go Chilima go. Mumatiimilira. Dpp 2019 bomaaaaaa

7777999
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7777999

This is what nyasatimes should be writing

nachisale
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nachisale

Refreshing to see APM delegating Chilima.

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