Ireland President Michael Higgins arrived in Malawi Monday through Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) and was welcomed Dr. George Chaponda, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and other government officials.
The Irish President, who is accompanied by his wife Sabina, is on a three-day official visit to Malawi.
Higgins, whose government is one of country’s key development partners that have stood by Malawi over the years, will hold bilateral discussions with President Arthur Peter Mutharika aimed to further strengthening the fraternal bonds of friendship and fruitful cooperation existing between their two governments”.
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.
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.