Chakwera touts Brics meeting

Chakwera touts Brics meeting

President Lazarus Chakwera on Friday returned home from Angola and South Africa where he attended the 43rd Southern Africa Development Corporation (Sadc) Summit of Heads of State and Government and the 15th Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) Summit, respectively.

Chakwera was welcomed at Kamuzu International Airport by Vice-President Saulos Chilima and other senior government officials.

Chakwera (R) being welcomed by Chilima

Speaking to journalists upon arrival at KIA, the President described the meetings as successful, saying they gave him an opportunity for discussions bordering on human and financial capital, trade and industrialisation.

“During the Sadc meeting, I took an advantage to hold talks with my colleagues and find out what is happening in their countries which we can do here.

“I am grateful that I was invited to attend the Brics summit. I had the privilege of meeting the Chinese President Xi Jinping and we had a fruitful meeting which will benefit Malawi,” he said.

Chakwera said China is committed to the China–Africa relations on integration and infrastructure development, among others.

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