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.
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.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :