Ambassadors from the Republic of Rwanda and the Kingdom of Thailand on Thursday presented their letters of credence to the state president Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe.
Other diplomats who presented their letters included: Dr. Jaffete Ngwata Phiri, from Zambian, Mr. Yanni Lacovou of Cyprus, Mr Salimu Omar Abdu of Eritrea, Mrs. Taghrid Senouar of the State of Palestine, Mrs. Monique Mukaruliza of the Republic of Rwanda, Dr. Pornchai Danvivathana of the Kingdom of Thailand and Mrs. Sebnem Incesu of the Republic of Turkey.
Speaking to reporters after they presented their letters, the diplomats hailed the cordial relations that exist between their countries and Malawi, and expressed hope that this will continue for the benefit of the people of the countries.
Rwandan Ambassador to Malawi, Monique Mukaruliza, expressed her country’s hope for continued cooperation with Malawi in areas such as justice, agriculture, health and gender equality.
She also said her country has made advances in the area of Information Communications Technology (ICT), and expressed her country’s willingness to share its experiences with Malawi.
On his part, Turkish ambassador to Malawi, Sebnem Incesu, expressed pleasure for having presented his letters to President Mutharika saying it marked another milestone in the bilateral relations that has existed between Malawi and Turkey since 1970.
He said his country is interested in helping Malawi in the area of education, observing that the country has a lot of youth population that needs further education.
“My country has great potential in education and can assist Malawi which has a lot youth population who needs to go further with education. We can help through the provision of scholarships to enable them study in Turkey,” he said.
He also said his country has experience in other areas such as Agriculture and Tourism emphasizing that Malawi is a beautiful country which can make great fortune in the Tourism industry.
Taking their turn, ambassadors and high commissioners from Eritrea, The State of Palestine, Turkey and The Kingdom of Thailand expressed optimism that the relationship that has existed between their countries and Malawi will continue to grow for the benefits of its people, adding there were more areas of cooperation in areas of Agriculture, Health, Tourism and education among others.
The Zambian High Commissioner will be based in Malawi, while all the others will be based in other countries such as Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.