President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins is expected to arrive in Malawi Monday for a three-day official visit whose aim is to enhance bilateral relations between the two countries.
Higgins will be accompanied by his Spouse, Mrs. Sabina Higgins.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperations, President Peter Mutharika and Higgins will hold bilateral discussions, aimed at further strengthening the fraternal bonds of friendship and fruitful cooperation existing between their two governments”.
Mutharika will also host a State Banquet in honour of his Guest.
Whilst in the country, President Higgins will on 11th November, visit Saopa Mpeni village in Salima, where he will interact with the local community participating in Irish Aid-funded resilience programme.
He will also meet the Irish Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working in Malawi, and appreciate women leaders’ gender activism campaign exhibition at Ufulu Gardens in Lilongwe.
On 12th November, the visiting President will address lecturers and students at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR).
On the same day, the Irish President will tour the ICRISAT-Malawi Seed Industry Development Project at Chitedze in Lilongwe, supported by the Government of Ireland.
Ireland is one of Malawi’s key development partners that have stood by Malawi over the years. Malawi continues to benefit from Irish Government’s aid, particularly in the areas of agriculture and nutrition, governance, as well social sectors of education and health.