Malawi President arrives in Madrid for UN climate summit

Malawian President Arthur Peter Mutharika on Friday evening arrived in Madrid, Spain to attend the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 25) which starts December 2 to 12.

President Mutharika in Madrid
President Mutharika in Madrid

Mutharika is amongst the few five African leaders invited to attend the meeting based on their splendid performance towards climate change in their countries.

This year’s talks will focus on putting the 2015 Paris agreement into practice with the aim of cutting on greenhouse gas emissions which are a major culprit of climate change.

The conference will also be a preparatory meeting for the 2020 climate conference which will take place in the UK where it is expected that long term responses to climate change emergency will be decided.

Addressing the media before departure at the Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe, President Mutharika said he would speak on the adverse effects of climate change such as global warming on least developed countries like Malawi.

“There are several challenges that have resulted from climate change such as dwindling water levels in the Shire River and Lake Malawi and floods among others which have adversely affected the country,” he said.

Malawi has also experienced changing rainfall patterns and dry spells which specialists have attributed to climate change.

The UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 will take place under the Presidency of the Government of Chile and will be held with logistical support from the Government of Spain.

The conference is designed to take the next crucial steps in the UN climate change process. Following agreement on the implementation guidelines of the Paris Agreement at COP 24 in Poland last year, a key objective is to complete several matters with respect to the full operationalization of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

Upon arrival, Malawi President Mutharika was welcomed by Minister of Natural resources, energy and mining  Binton Kumtsaila , Minister of Foreign Affairs  Francis Kasaila , Principal Secretary of foreign affairs Ben Botolo, Principal Secretary for Natural resources Oliver Kumbambe and deputy Malawi High Commisioner to United Kingdom  Quent Kalichero.

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winstonmsowoya
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winstonmsowoya

SHAME MATHANYULA,WHY DID YOU GO AND WHO INVITED YOU TO ATTEND SUCH A PRETENTIOUS MEETI;G THAT YUO WONT COMPREHEND IN YOUR LIFE TIME.IT IS A WASTE OF TIME AND PEOPLE’S FINANCES OR IT IS A GOOD TIME FOR YOU TO CARRY YOUR DEADLY STOOGES WITH YOU TO SPEND PEOPLE’S RESOURCES.TIME WILL COME THAT YOU WILL BE ASHAMED.

Justice Usiwa
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Justice Usiwa

Nobody has invited him ,personally. He is just money allowance hungry. He is not feeling comfortable with what is being said in the albino murder case in the court.and elections case.

braveheart
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Ulemu wanu munthu wamkulu.

Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

Koma agogo amenewa sangakhaleko pansi. America today, Madrid tomorrow. Here today, there tomorrow (aka Siku transport). With leaders like these, Malawi will remain at the bottom of poverty ladder. Missed opportunity for malawians, shld have ashered in Chilima. Largely umbuli.

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

no wonder there is plundering of money in the high commisioners offices.
they even play with it partie,raffles and spent the winnings abroad from where they are. just like our presdent kukhala ngati anadya matako agalu

Mtete
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The partying has begun. We will henceforth be fed with lies about APM meeting this or that one. Watch glossy pictures of our acting president in the media.

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

carbon emmison tax on locals cars and convoy of his are electric cars. is it adifferent topic pls than the one he just came back from.? let alone criticising the teenager who spike about it to the [email protected] shithole malawi

Matcheso
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Thats educated fools ( NO IOTA OF SHAME ) in their endeavours — corruption –killing of albinos —

Kambewa chisale
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So what are we going to benefit Big man on your trip? Sort out your own country first. In our cities factories just dump product wast in rivers. Shit stuff is being dumped in Mudi River a we end up drinking the same water from Shire River

Nathan Nkhoma
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Nathan Nkhoma

All the best

Kuswa Kuswa
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All the best Your Excellency and team.