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Chakwera starts WEF meeting on high note

May 22, 2022

By Malawi Exclusive

President Lazarus McCathy Chakwera has kicked off his week-long World Economic Forum attendance in Davos, Switzerland with a very busy schedule.

He arrived in Switzerland on Saturday and today, Sunday he will be attending the welcome reception along with with First Lady Madam Monica Chakwera.

Tomorrow, Monday, President Dr Chakwera gets into serious business when he attends the shareholder dialogue on building economies in fragile economies.

President Dr Chakwera is also expected to meet President Paul Kagame of Rwanda to share notes on how best to grow the economies of the two countries hit hard by covid-19 pandemic, climate change and the war in Ukraine.

Speaking on departure on Friday in LiLongwe, President Chakwera said there is a need for countries to discuss and find ways of dealing with challenges the world is currently going through.

The forum will run from 21 to 25 May.

Among other issues, the forum will discuss an equitable and fair global recovery path.

On his way back from Davos, Dr Chakwera will pass through Malabo, in Equatorial Guinea where he will attend the 15th Extraordinary Summit meeting of the African Union on humanitarian matters.

The Malawi leader will also attend the 16th Extraordinary Summit meeting of the African Union on Terrorism and Unconstitutional changes of government from 26 to 28 May.

The first AU summit will consolidate efforts by African leaders to address humanitarian challenges the continent is currently facing and develop resource mobilization strategies to address them.

While the second summit will focus on sustainable solutions to the recent surge in terrorism and unconstitutional changes of government.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement says the President will return home on Sunday 29 May 2022.

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