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Chakwera attends World Economic Forum opening Session

May 23, 2022

By Cedric Nkungula- Malawi Exclusive

Malawi President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera on Monday attended the opening session of the World Economic Forum ( WEF) which is currently taking place in Davos Switzerland.

Writing on his Facebook page, Chakwera said Swiss President Ignazio Cassis and WEF Founder Klaus Schwab outlined the economic impact the war in Eastern Europe is having on all parts of the global requiring world leaders to come together and chart an equittable recovery path that leaves no region behind.

According to the statement, keynote address was delivered by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine who encouraged the delegates to use their time to come up with practical solutions for the economic hardships that the war has compounded worldwide.

“This afternoon I am participating in a dialogue focusing on building economies in fragile markets where I will propose Malawi’s perspective as chair of Least Developed Countries (LDC’s) and Southern Africa Development Community (SADC),” says the president.

Established in 1971, WEF is a Geneva based international organization that engages political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Nearly 2,500 leaders from politics, business, civil society and the media are participating in the 2022 annual meeting.

The meeting is centred around the theme, ‘History at a turning point: Government politics and business strategies.’

Chakwera is also expected to attend the 15th Extra Ordinary Summit Meeting of the African Union (AU) on Humanitarian Matters and Conference in Equatorial Guinea.

The president is expected back home on 29th June, 2022.

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