State Vice President Saulos Chilima leaves for for Cotonou, Benin on Sunday to chair an international forum on Agriculture and Food Security on 12th December, his office announced.
Chilima, who is also Minister for Disaster Management Affairs, was in September 2017 appointed as Champion and Co-chair of the High Level Policy Dialogue Forum on African Agriculture and Food.
Malabo Montpellier Panel said in a statement that Chilima will co-chair the inaugural meeting with Abdoulaye Bio Tchané, Minister of State for Planning and Development of the Republic of Benin.
The Malabo Montpellier Forum provides a platform for decision makers at the highest level of government to review the evidence on progress that is being achieved on the ground towards meeting key agriculture and food security goals.
The forum consists of 17 leading African and European experts in agriculture, ecology, nutrition, public policy and global development.
“The appointment of Vice President Dr. Chilima and the subsequent co-chairing of the meeting is an honour for Malawi because such recognition gives the country an opportunity to be part of the global policy makers,” vice president’s press officer Pilirani Phiri said in a media release.
The Vice President will return home on Thursday, December 14 at 12:50 pm, through Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :