Mutharika to get Chinese ‘buffet’ of developments for Malawi: To attend China-Africa  summit

President Peter Mutharika is expected bolster his re-lection bid next year with support from China as he is set to visit Beijing this week for the Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) which could bear fruits for his plans for infrastractual development.

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t is believed that with the joint efforts by China and African countries, the FOCAC Beijing Summit will surely be another historic event to strengthen China-Africa solidarity and cooperation and President Mutharika will use the event and other planned meetings with investors to lobby massive support for Malawi.

Mutharika’s administration wants to further deeper economic relations with China.

The government is set to reassure Chinese investors of the security of investment.

As well as reinforcing amicable relations and reassuring Chinese investors, Mutharika could walk away from Beijing with backing for a huge number of projects to be undertaken on the infrastructure side.

Areas for economic collaboration between Malawi and China include infrastructure and agriculture.

Meanwhile,  government of the People’s Republic of China says Malawi should expect an increase of development aid in the near future because the two have enjoyed a mutual relationship since the establishment of their diplomatic ties.

The Chinese Ambassador to Malawi Liu Hongyang said this on Friday in Lilongwe on the sideline of a handover ceremony of equipment for the 2018 population and housing census.

“The two countries have built a solid relationship for the past 10 years and China is looking ahead to a more fruitful relationship. We need Malawi as much as Malawi needs China,” Hongyang said.

He added that China is interested to provide support in agriculture and infrastructure development.

The ambassador further said Malawi can explore more investment opportunities at the  Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.

About the meeting of China and Africa, Hongyang said 53 African head of States will be in attendance including  Malawi’s Mutharika.

“The African heads of state will gather in Beijing to talk about new ways of doing things and explore new relations and new opportunities.

“China is eager to host these leaders because we see Africa as brothers and sisters and our aim is to consolidate this relationship” he said.

The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation will take place on 3rd and 4th September this year and one of the main goals of the meeting is to seek and expand interests between the two sides and jointly build a shared future for both China and Africa.

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#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

lease for once Mr president, come back with tangible and executable results. We are tired of pledges which don’t materialise at all. Bring back machines to build factories so that Malawi can manufacture the very same things we import from China. Malawi will save significant FOREX if only we are able to manufacture these things we import from China. Let Malawi be a manufacturing country of quality products which we can then export to neighbouring countries at least. The manufacturing industry will boost employment fo the youth. Eventually young Malawians will be motivated to design their own machines fit for… Read more »

tizanka
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tizanka

I bet someone will still find something negative about this. ahahahahah Malawians are the most negative minded people in the universe

Luka
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Luka

I don’t see how the incumbent can win on this issue. If the Chinese promise aid, he will be suspected of giving away national assets in exchange for that aid, i.e. mortgaging our national future for short-term, personal, political gains. On the other hand, if the Chinese shun his requests for promises of development projects, he will mark himself as being so politically inept that he cannot even manoeuver the most willing of donors into dropping a few crumbs of comfort into his hat. Either way, he will be seen as trying to solve our dependency on international aid by… Read more »

winston msowoya
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winston msowoya

Malawians,do not be deceived by Muthalika for his promises of economic development in Malawi.Where was he all this time? Is it part of his election campaign to Malawians? Afterall,China is very well known for dealing with money-monger Presidents in the Continent of Africa.If China releases funds to an African government,make sure that the President gets a big chunk which is sent direct to his foreign Bank Account that will be known only to his wife.Since China began to deal with African leaders after independence,China has accumulated billions of dirty money from African thieves Presidents.In the Congo,China has and is still… Read more »

Nzika ya Malawi
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Nzika ya Malawi

Hear, Hear, The Chinese, when APM stands on the podium he cheats poor Malawians that he is running the country without foreign aid. That’s why he addresses the poor masses in hisinaudible Chichewa so that those giving him the aid should not hear that he is biting the same finger that is feeding him.

Luka
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Luka

Yes . . . but biting the hand that feeds you hurts only when that hand is your own.

Napoleon muza
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Great time to ask more help, let the nation’s face chane

TonofBricks
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TonofBricks

China-Africa summit or China-Malawi/DPP summit? If it’s the dormer then it doesn’t who is at State House. In any case Malawi is not a strategic partner for China because we have no natural resources for the Chinese to plunder

Chameleonesentimentals
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Chameleonesentimentals

In clutches now.

SONG OF THE DRUNKARD
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SONG OF THE DRUNKARD

MALAWIANS WILL BELIEVE AND VOTE FOR PETER /DPP IF HE FULFILLS THE PROMISES OF BUILDING MZUZU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND MOMBERA UNIVERSITY OTHERWISE FORGET !!

pathfinder
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pathfinder

SONG don’t say malawians as a whole, say northerners, mzuzu airport and mombera are in north yet there are more unfinished projects in other areas but you don’t mention them. Selfish Tumbuka!

Post-truth
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Post-truth

Chinese trying to prop up the failing government, too late. APM has no vision, he is clueless.

Napoleon muza
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Even the blind can see the development, which planet 🌍 are you from. Do you know the meaning of vision. What do you mean clueless ? If he was clueless the country would have been bankrupt but the inflation is not bad. Mind you even rich nations not all are rich, have seen homeless people in street, no place to call home, yet we don’t have homeless in the country, what we have are some lazy folks who expect government to bring fish and meat on their table, dress their mothers and their wifes,. What we have are clueless individuals… Read more »

pathfinder
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pathfinder

Napoleon you’ve got my vote, well put and said bro!

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