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.

Joseph: President Chakwera’s decision to open Malawi mission in Israel will give Lilongwe easy to Jerusalem
Lilongwe and Jerusalem: Sign pact on agricuyltural support

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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Apostle Williams
8 months ago

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

Love
Love
8 months ago

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.

ERUTU
ERUTU
8 months ago

We need Israel to help us in the formation of kibbutzim way of organisational structures 🇲🇼🌾🌽🇮🇱

Gerald Chirwa
Gerald Chirwa
8 months ago

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

Gerald Chirwa
Gerald Chirwa
8 months ago

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 !!

Mwini muzi
8 months ago

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.

CESSPOOL
CESSPOOL
8 months ago

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 »

BigMan
BigMan
8 months ago

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.

Mwambalanga
8 months ago
Reply to  BigMan

Palaatanians are a problem. They should just accept that their land is Israel. They don’t have capital either.

President Chisokonezo
8 months ago
Reply to  BigMan

Palestinians are terrorists, so they get right treatment

Chwiiiiiii
Chwiiiiiii
8 months ago

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 »

Last edited 8 months ago by Chwiiiiiii
S gaffar
S gaffar
8 months ago

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

Lumbani
Lumbani
8 months ago

Sidik Mia. Mukuti bwanji bwana kkkk

Mwambalanga
8 months ago
Reply to  Lumbani

Sidik Mia is just a Malawian

Chwiiiiiii
Chwiiiiiii
8 months ago
Reply to  Mwambalanga

No he is not just a Malawian MR sidiki Mia is a Zionist supporter my man is a Freemason.

Just
Just
8 months ago

kaya tizingopenya.

Umboni
8 months ago

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 »

jade
jade
8 months ago
Reply to  Umboni

another fanatic blah blah blah

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
8 months ago
Reply to  Umboni

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!

The Sniper
The Sniper
8 months ago

Inu kuno mwapha anthu angati mukadandaule za Trump kwawo?

President Chisokonezo
8 months ago

Israel will give us weapons to fight renegades

Mwambalanga
8 months ago
Reply to  Umboni

Only real Bible believers and holy spirit filed fox will accept what you have written. I 100% agree with you brother

Google
Google
8 months ago
Reply to  Mwambalanga

blah blah blah. The God you believe in also created the Palestinian. Tread carefully.

Apostle Williams
8 months ago
Reply to  Umboni

You have hammered the point

S gaffar
S gaffar
8 months ago
Reply to  Umboni

Who would want to come to malawi. They just want handouts

S gaffar
S gaffar
8 months ago
Reply to  Umboni

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.

Ambuje Kukaya
Ambuje Kukaya
8 months ago
Reply to  S gaffar

It is better have ties with the Jewish nation than the originators of COVID-19.

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