• November 29, 2022 5:16 pm

Chakwera discuses business with US Ambassador ahead of UN General Assembly

Sep 9, 2022

President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera will be heading to New York later this month where he will join global leaders for this year’s United Nation General Assembly (UNGA).

As usual President Chakwera’s foreign trips are so eventful and his visit to the land of the free world will be marked by sidelines engagements.

According to information sourced from the U.S Embassy’s website ahead of the UN trip, President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera had a meeting with the U.S Ambassador to Malawi David Young and the Deputy Chief of Mission Amy Diaz Thursday at Kamuzu Palace where they discussed issues to do with the upcoming UN General Assembly and the signing of the Millennium Challenge Cooperation (MCC) compact, among other high-level discussions.

The Embassy says: “Ambassador Young and Deputy Chief of Mission Diaz met with His Excellency President Lazarus Chakwera to discuss the President’s visit to the United States for the UN General Assembly, the signing of the second MCC compact, and other high-level official meetings.”

Two weeks ago, the Minister of Finance Sosten Gengwe announced that the MCC approved a $ 350 million (K360 billion) package for Malawi’s second compact. The second compact comes after Malawi successfully completed a $350.7 million energy compact.

MCC is an innovative and independent US foreign assistance agency that is helping lead the fight against global poverty.

In Malawi the compact was designed to increase incomes and reduce poverty by improving the availability and reliability of energy.


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