Malawians living in Germany on Tuesday kick-started Malawi’s 50th Independence celebrations at an event hosted by the honorary Consul of the Republic of Malawi in the city of Hamburg, Dr. Heiko Meinhardt.
Charge de Affaires at the Malawian Embassy in Germany, Oliver Kumbambe graced the occasion and said Malawi’s Golden Independence Jubilee is a critical moment for the country to reflect on its past, take stock of its achievements and forge plans for the future.
“To be 50, Malawi owes it to both its people and its friends who have contributed to the country’s development and social landscape in so many different ways. Going ahead, we would like to strengthen our existing friendships and forge new friendships with partners from across the globe,” said Kumbambe.
The Charge de Affaires also encouraged Malawians that are served by the Malawian Embassy in Berlin to actively participate and engage in the activities of the embassy.
“At the moment we have a minimal number of Malawians participating in embassy activities and we would like to encourage Malawians to register with the embassy,” he said.
Kumbambe said the Malawi business days, which are special event days, are a good opportunity for Malawians to interact, discuss Malawi’s business potential and display Malawian culture.
On his part, Meinhardt said Malawi holds a special place in his heart and his connections with the country date back to 1985.
Meinhardt said he is committed to aid in the strengthening of the Malawi-German cooperation, adding that he is focused on engaging with German business people to invest in Malawi.
The Malawian Embassy in Germany is responsible for 23 countries.