China, Zambia have new envoys to Malawi

Chinese and  Zambia governments have committed to support Malawi government in areas of road infrastructure, education and health, among others.

President Mutharika welcomes newly accredited Chinese envoy
President Mutharika welcomes newly accredited Chinese envoy
Zambian envoy signs a visitors book at Kamuzu Palace
Zambian envoy signs a visitors book at Kamuzu Palace
Zambian envy inspects a guard of honour mounted by Malawi Defence Force
Zambian envy inspects a guard of honour mounted by Malawi Defence Force

This was noted when new Zambia’s High Commissioner to Malawi, Salome Mwansa Mwananshiku, and the Chinese Ambassador to Malawi, Zhang Qingyang, submitted their letters of credence to President Peter Mutharika on Wednesday  at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe.

Speaking to journalists after submitting her letter in the morning, Mwansa Mwananshiku said she had fruitful discussions with the Malawi leader on how the two countries could take advantage of their areas of common interest to advance mutual development.

“We considered infrastructure development as one way of how people can achieve business success,” she said.

According to her, there are also plans to consider developing roads for easier inter-country transportation of agricultural produce.

While Qingyang, who presented his letters of credence in the afternoon, China was ready to continue offering support to Malawi especially in the areas of education and health.

He said China’s commitment for continued support to Malawi is based on the good relationship between the two countries.

“It’s been six years ever since Malawi and China started to enjoy diplomatic ties and the two countries have enjoyed a good relationship ever since, and they have worked together on various development projects,” Qingyang said.

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