By Cedric Nkungula
Malawi President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera leaves for Davos, Switzerland today to attend the World Economy Forum (WEF) Summit that runs from tomorrow, 21st to 25th May, 2022, a statement from Foreign Affairs Ministry announced on Thursday.
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 expected to participate in the 2022 annual meeting.
The meeting is centred around the theme, ‘history at a turning point: Government politics and business strategies.’
“In view of the entire challenges Malawi is currently facing, exacerbated by global factors requiring multilateral solutions, such as Covid – 19 pandemic , climate change induced disasters and the war in Europe which are causing economic turmoil all over the world especially in low income and vulnerable economics like the Least Developed Countries (LDC’s) and the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), both chaired by His Excellency the President, the Malawi leader has been invited to Davos to join other world leaders in charting a path towards equitable and fair global economic recovery,” says a statement from Ministry of Foreign Affairs dated 19th May, 2022.
On his way back, added the statement, 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.
According to the statement, the president is expected back home on 29th June, 2022.