Israel hails Chakwera’s decision for Malawi mission to open in Jerusalem
Israel has committed to upscale bilateral relations with Malawi following the decision by President Lazarus Chakwera to establish a diplomatic mission in Jerusalem.
Malawi will be the first African country to establish a diplomatic office in Jerusalem against a background of an unresolved conflict between Israel and Palestine over east Jerusalem and many countries recognise Tel Aviv as the capital and establish their missions there.
However, Israel Ambassador Oded Joseph, who is based in Nairobi, Kenya, hailed Chakwera for his decision that Malawi mission be based in Jerusalem, saying there is no controversy in that because, he said, Jerusalem is Israel’s capital.
“We are naturally encouraged with President’s Chakwera’s decision which gives Malawi easy access to Israel. This is a long-standing relationship between the two countries,” said Oded.
Oded told Nyasa Times in Lilongwe that President Chakwera’s administration will get much support from Jerusalem.
Meanwhile, Lilongwe and Jerusalem have since signed a Memorandum of Understanding which aims to enhance agriculture.
Minister of Agriculture Lobin Lowe and the Israeli Ambassador signed the pact on Thursday at the NRC Luanar Campus.
Oded said Israel is committed to help Malawi boost agriculture by training its young graduates from Luanar.
Speaking after signing the MOU, Lowe expressed sincere gratitude to the Israel Ambassador on this visit to the Natural Resources College.
Lowe said he was reliably informed that in 2013 the past regime of former president Joyce Banda, there was a project on Presidential Initiative on Hunger and Poverty Reduction and that through that project NRC was among the beneficiaries such that in the same
year, a technical group from Ministry and the Embassy of Israel visited the College to announce their plan to include NRC as one of the sites in the country to mount demonstrations on Drip Irrigation System.
He commended the Israeli Government for the Technical and material support it has always been offering to Malawi in general and the Natural Resources College in particular through the Presidential Initiative on Poverty and Hunger reduction in Malawi.
“Israel is very advanced in agriculture technologies and it is very gratifying to note that this College is benefiting from them through a number of initiatives,” he said.
In his maiden State of the Nation Address (Sona) delivered un Parliament on September 4, 2020, President Chakwera announced that Malawi will establish its mission in Jerusalem, a decision commentators have described as a insensitive and a violation of the United Nations Security Councils resolutions.
But when he appeared before parliament to answer questions from lawmakers, Chakwera stuck to his decision, saying Malawi is sovereign state which should able to challenge such UN resolutions.
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Israel and Palestine issue is a spiritual matter and if you don’t understand spiritual matters then it’s better to keep quiet than to show your ignorance. Jerusalem belongs to Israel Period.. Bravo to Mr President Dr Lazurus Chakwera
Israelis are mistreating Palestinians. Their children are being killed due to lack of facilities intentionally denied by Israelis. It is a modern day holocaust. Surely if we believe in a loving God, He can never be a part of this. So many people have used religion to do evil in this world. God himself is Love and what is going on has no Godly element.
We need Israel to help us in the formation of kibbutzim way of organisational structures 🇲🇼🌾🌽🇮🇱
And u wanga gwede… your a piece of shit…U want to normalise this as if this land because to the Zionist…probably they paid you something to write this and not mention any thing on Palestines.want to steal Palestinians land by paying off stupid people like U and Chakwera
This Stupid D**K Chakwera should not think he was anointed by GOD…he can go to bloody hell with his fucken religion…that land is for the Palestinians…F**K him !!
Chakwera will stop at nothing in opening an embassy in Jerusalem and Malawi will be the first African country to have an embassy in Jerusalem. If you join the loose ends, you will note that this is in line with his intent to start his Youth Service ( MYP in disguise). He wants to revive Kamuzu Banda’s strategy by which the Israeli government trained MYP youth. He even commented that MYP did more good than bad hence his passion to revive it.
One of these days we shall revert to recognising Taiwan as a state on its own by opening an embassy on the Formosa islands. Mozambique in Cabo Delgado has a swarm of maggots Malawi has a way of inviting flies even gnats. Our security apparatus looked at critically we know exactly what our capacity is at, we have failed to extract oil from Lake Malawi this is a forgotten issue we don’t want to be reminded about it as Tanzania hasn’t given us a green light. Kamuzu understood the international relations dynamics he endured his friendships with the Portuguese and… Read more »
What about our Palestinian brothers and sisters who are still languishing under the boot of the Jewish state of Israel.
Have we thrown them under the bus for the sake of bread and salt?
We should be careful as such political moves can easily lead to smoke in our cities.
Palaatanians are a problem. They should just accept that their land is Israel. They don’t have capital either.
Palestinians are terrorists, so they get right treatment
Please look at the link at the end of the comment. “Malcolm said it Martin said it Marley said it Ali said it Garvey said it Toussaint said it I weren’t there but I’m sure Dessalines said it People don’t rebel, the rebels are the tyrants You are not God, so we are not defying No human nature, just our behavior The oppressed wanting their oppressor as their saviour Around the globe killin’, made to be religion But the book said they’re sinnin’ And that is just the beginnin’ Now spread democracy by dropping a bomb On a terrorist with… Read more »
I think israelis are practicing state terrorism. They treat Palestinians like animals and have shot 10 year old kids just because they throw stones at army vehicles passing
Sidik Mia. Mukuti bwanji bwana kkkk
Sidik Mia is just a Malawian
No he is not just a Malawian MR sidiki Mia is a Zionist supporter my man is a Freemason.
I wish to salute the State President Chakwera for taking steps to strengthen diplomatic ties between Malawi and Israel. After Kamuzu and Joyce Banad, we now have a Pharaoh who knows Joseph. What Muluzi, Binguu and Peter Mutharika did by turnig their backs on the Jews denied Malawi the opportunity to benefit from the blesiings of Israel. No wonder, the country has been sinking economically over the years. Mlawi joined the enemies of Israel by refusing to stand with Israel at the UN. When President Trump took a bold step to stand with Israel many people condemned his move.But i… Read more »
another fanatic blah blah blah
Umboni, which world are you living on? To start with, what benefits would Malawi have by having embassy in Jerusalem beyond the normal diplomatic friendship? You wouldn’t get any help beyond teaching you how to farm as Israel partly relies on aid from USA, UK, etc. Secondly, which blessings is America getting under Trump? Increased divisions and racism? Failure to condemn the murders of blacks like George? MASSIVE unemployment due to covid? MASSIVE covid-19 deaths than any nation on earth? (4% of words population accounting for over 20% of worlds deaths) wow!
Inu kuno mwapha anthu angati mukadandaule za Trump kwawo?
Israel will give us weapons to fight renegades
Only real Bible believers and holy spirit filed fox will accept what you have written. I 100% agree with you brother
blah blah blah. The God you believe in also created the Palestinian. Tread carefully.
You have hammered the point
Who would want to come to malawi. They just want handouts
Malawians are like hures. Israelis must have offered huge monies. learn from your African friends none of them have recognized Jerusalem as capital . O A U must kick malawi out .other African states have principles that they keep unlike the malawi regime.
It is better have ties with the Jewish nation than the originators of COVID-19.