Malawi leader says China visit immense success

Malawian President Peter Mutharika Sunday returned home from China where he among other things attended the World Economic Forum (WEF) and discussed development projects with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang.

President Peter Mutharika is welcomed by the Vice President Saulos Chilima at Kamuzu International Airport - Pic by Stanley Makuti

President Peter Mutharika is welcomed by the Vice President Saulos Chilima at Kamuzu International Airport – Pic by Stanley Makuti

Speaking on arrival at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe, President Mutharika described the visit as an immense success.

He said Malawi would continue to benefit from the Republic of China in a number of projects which are yet to be established in the country.

“There are about seven projects which the two Governments have agreed to work on and Minister of Trade and Industry will go to the Peoples’ Republic of China to meet with Minister of Commerce to look at the technical details of the projects,” said Mutharika.

Mutharika who did not give out the details of the projects which are yet to be established said this is in terms of technical and financial support from China.

The President also said Malawi would benefit a lot in terms of implementation of its economic reforms.

Other projects which Mutharika mentioned when he was in China were about the construction of water reservoirs in the country.

While in China, the Malawi President toured about seven irrigation schemes and concluded that water harvesting can help Malawians to have adequate food throughout the year.

China is a crucial partner to Malawi Government since 2008, they have been supporting Malawi in a number of areas such as irrigation and infrastructure development and it is also a free trade area for over 400 products.

World Economic Forum is a platform that brings together world leaders ranging from political to business to discuss challenges facing trade and investment across the Global.

Malawi established diplomatic relations with Beijing on December 28, 2007 after severing ties with Taiwan with which it had relationship for 41 years.

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food for thought

Kodi are we as malawians assuming that these agreements made at such a level are concluded in the same manner in which you conclude business at your local “wokala” when buying sweets??? smh. Lets wait and see what these meetings lead to in time.


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The Patriot

Define success Mr President!!


Mwanavenkha, Minister of Industry and Trade, was on APM’s entourage on this trip. He has to go back again to China to sign documents that he could have signed last week? Kodi iyeyu anasamba potani kuti he should be spending more time outside Malawi than the time that he actually spends in his office? He was in the UK recently (“wooing” investors), then to SADC summit in Botswana, then joined APM to China. He will probably join the mapwevupwevu trip to New York next week, and then back to China? Forex yake akuchita print yekha ku nyumba kwache?


I am lost for words to describe this useless DPP government and it leader, but I will try: clueless, head in the sand, lost in space, doesn’t know its head from its arse, fiddling while the country runs to ruin, on the road to nowhere, demands respect and ulemu but doesn’t earn it, etc. etc. etc. Basically full of the proverbial sh**.


Joyce Banda magetsi samaonjeza chonchi or madzi kodi boma limeneli tikhalire zimenezi


Welcome abwana. Malwi sinasinthe ai. Kwacha continues to nose dive, Things are so exorbitant including life saving stuffs such as maize. high unemployment etc, etc. Inu abwana kukuliona bwanji dzikoli?

Boyd Kilembey
Empty talk as usual. This is bad storry telling. Where are the investors that APM brought fromk USA during his first visit there? We were told he has brought a lot on investors. !2 monbths down the line the story if the same. Who would invest in a corrupt country like ours? We m,ust be jokers to think others will feel “sorry” for us. We do things upside down. This mentality of begging and being “helped” has gone too far. Unfortunately such talk has also tricked down to hewe povos who expect somebidy to help them find food to eat.… Read more »
Sake Chilling

I concur with comment from 25 (Analyst). Why not request for assistance that will get Green Belt Project started?


tiwonera limodzi.

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