Malawi’s Mutharika seizing the opportunity in Beijing at China-Africa summit

Malawian President Peter Mutharika is attending the 2018 Forum for China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) underway in Beijing, China hoping to reap big from the summit after meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

President Xi Jinping welcomes President Mutharika to the summit .

President Mutharika’s arrives at the Great Hall of People for the summit

Group photograph of leaders

In the summit hall

African leaders at the summit

Group photograph

Group photograph of leaders

Mutharika and Xi Jinping held talks to strengthen the long-standing and excellent ties that exist between both countries, and strategising on the evolution of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

Speaking at the Great Hall of People in Beijing when he opened the summit, Chinese President Xi said government will promote industrialisation in Africa by encouraging Chinese companies to invest more and support Africa’s efforts to achieve food security by 2030.

President Mutharika attended the launch along side more than 50 other African leaders.

Xi said China and Africa share a common background as such it is easy to the two to walk together towards prosperity.

‘‘With similar fates in the past and a common mission, China and Africa have extended sympathy to and helped each other throughout the years. Together, we have embarked on a distinctive path of win-win cooperation,’’ Xi said.

Xi told the African leaders that China follows the principles of giving more and taking less, giving before taking and giving without asking for returns.

“With open arms, we welcome African countries aboard the express train of China’s development. No one can hold back the Chinese people or the African people as we march towards rejuvenation’’, Xi emphasized.

On areas of cooperation, President Xi told the African leaders that China will offer 50 projects involving green development and ecological protection for Africa, strengthen exchanges with Africa in climate change, maritime cooperation, control of desertification and protection of wildlife.

The Chinese leader also told the gathering that China would enhance communication with African countries on development experiences, offer occupational training courses for African youths, provide a quota of 50,000 government-funded scholarships for Africa and invite 2,000 young people from Africa to visit China.

The Forum for China- Africa Cooperation summit continues on Tuesday with the first roundtable Session of the Chinese and African leaders at the Great Hall of People.

Malawi leader  Mutharika is participating  in the discussions.

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Keen Observer
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Keen Observer

To trust China is the biggest mistake African leaders will ever regret.

QueenB
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QueenB

African leaders selling our continent to China in the name of development. If you can all watch Professor Lumumba’s speech about Africa being a dinner plate and everyone wants to have a piece of it. Africa has everything, all the resources. Why can’t we do trade among ourselves and help each other? We have oil, gold, silver, agriculture, land, intelligent and educated people, you name it all. It seems we just love colonialism! What a shame! China has invaded Africa.

Gojo
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Gojo

Haters didn’t vote for Peter Muthalika. You are just wasting your time. We voted and we understand him.

Achiswe
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So the President is in China with his begging bowl. I hope he is aware that the Chinese don’t just give without expecting something in return. What is the deal Mr President? What have you agreed to give them access to in Malawi? Your people must know what strings are attached to any Chinese ‘aid’.

Noxy
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Uyu ndiye President wogwira ntchito.Keep it up Mr President your works are making noise.Bravo China You are a good partner to Malawi.

Jigidi Jaba
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Jigidi Jaba

Osagwira ntchito ndiye uti. Ma president onse amaiko a my Africa anali kumeneko ndiye mukati uyu ndiye president ogwira ntchito mukufanizira ndi president uti? Olo Chekwera, JB, Chihana, Chilumpha ngakhale Winiko or Manganya akanakhala President wadziko lino bwenzinpano ali kumenekonekoo kupempha zitukuko zodzapusitsira anthu kumudzi kuno.

BigMan
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BigMan

Begging bowl diplomacy. Shame.

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

Wasting tax payers money…..we will see if anything tangible comes out of it before we outcast him on May 2019. You cant fool us no more! Akon a singer not a president provided electricity solar power energy to millions of africans…and you all the summits all you bring is corrupt deals for BEAM to build houses for your wife with city council building a road for her.

Noxy
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Hater

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

whats there to hate? wishing the best for my country? u for real? no room for mediocracy its 2018!

Mchacha the Terrorist
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Mchacha the Terrorist

Me too I hate him because he is falling to discipline mchacha

Pita Wa Kuba
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Pita Wa Kuba

where is the so called wife getting money to build all those flats kwakaphiri,, this is indeed a thieving family

chataika
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chataika

You who are capable just go and do what you expected APM to do. If u fail to do so then u r 100% failure just close your teeth.

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