President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera flies to New York United State of America on Tuesday to attend the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Going by the communication from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on President Chakwera’s fourteen days US outing, the Malawi leaders’ time in New York is packed with a tight schedule as he is expected to hold 40 meetings besides the UN General Assembly.
“Apart from addressing the general assembly His Excellency the President will hold more than 40 other engagements over the course of 15 days, including high-level meetings with world leaders and heads of various international institutions all geared towards mobilising over a billion dollars in resources for various sectors in Malawi,” reads part of the statement.
One of the highlights of those several engagements is the signing of a US$350 million Millennium Challenge Cooperation compact facility which will insulate the economic shocks caused by forex shortages in the country.
Enroute to New York, President Chakwera will branch off to Nairob, Kenya to attend the inauguration of William Ruto as the fifth President of Kenya.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, President Chakwera is expected to address the UN General Assembly on 22 September.