Nigeria, Zambia leaders look forward to working with Mutharika

President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan and Zambia’s Micheal Sata have said they are looking forward to working closely with newly-elected President of Malawi, Professor Peter Mutharika.

The Nigerian President, in a statement made available to Nyasa Times, urged all Malawians to set aside their political differences and work in harmony with their new leader for peace, political stability and national development.

Jonathan said that he expects the cordial and mutually-beneficial relations between Nigeria and Malawi to continue to blossom under President Mutharika’s leadership.

Sata: Congratulates Mutharika
Sata: Congratulates Mutharika

“He looks forward to working with the new Malawian President to strengthen and expand areas of bilateral cooperation between Nigeria and Malawi,” the statement said.

Zambian President in a message of congratulations to Prof Mutharika, hopes the two countries will explore new areas of cooperation for mutual benefit of the countries.

“As the Malawian people celebrate your victory, I wish to reaffirm my government’s desire to maintain the excellent fraternal relations that already exist between our two sisterly countries,” he said in a statement released by his press aide.

And Vice-President Guy Scott held talks with President Mutharika in Malawi’s commercial capital, Blantyre.

Mutharika said his government is ready to boost the cordial relations that have existed between Zambia and Malawi for decades.

President Mutharika said both governments must work to improve the lives of their people.

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