Malawi, Tanzania want direct flights  to boost trade between Lilongwe and Dar es Salam

Foreign Affairs ministers Francis Kasaila has said the governments of Malawi and Tanzania are discussing to have direct flights between the two countries.

Kasaila: Direct flight will boost trade

Kasaila said the direct flights would boost trade between the two countries

. He said this after a Malawi/Tanzania Joint Cooperation meeting which ended on Sunday in Lilongwe.

This a sign of heightening of cooperation between the two countries after they fell off over Lake Malawi dispute.

Tanzanian’s Foreign Affairs minister Dr Augustine Mahinga said Tanzania and Malawi are scaling up cooperation in trade and other areas, describing the Lake Malawi issue as isolated matter which needs to be isolated.

He said the boosting of trade between the two countries are for the good of the people of the two countries.

Kasaila however said he has not discussed the issue of Tanzanians currently on remand in Mzuzu over trespass charges.

The Tanzanians were arrested two months ago after they were found loitering around Kayelekera Uranium mine in Karonga.

“The matter is with the courts so let the courts do its job. Our agreement is that we should not interfere in matters that are in the courts,” said Katsaira.

The suspects were expected to appear in court on January 26 but their appearance before the court was postponed until further notice

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njoya man
7 years ago

Malawian lets pose and think a bit. Put these two Foreign Affairs ministers side by side. What do u notice? Is our minister really fit to run our foreign affairs. He looks like an accused person n lacks self confidence which is in sharp contrast to the ever confident Tanzanian minister. Mr president masankha sankha. Why not try Msaka? Katsaira is a disgrace.

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