By Kondanani Chilimunthaka
On Thursday, August 11,2022 President Lazarus Chakwera received letters of credence from the incoming ambassador for the People’s Republic of China to this country, Long Zhou at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe.
Writing on his official Facebook page, President Chakwera said him and the Chinese ambassador deliberated on a number of issues bordering on the Malawi-Sino bilateral ties and how best they can be strengthened to benefit the citizenry.
“I was delighted to note that the new envoy brings additional perspectives on how China plans to explore more areas of cooperation in terms of infrastructure development, trade, cultural and academic exchange, tourism, agriculture among others.
We have agreed to remain authentic in our diplomatic engagement so that both the people of China and Malawi continue to benefit mutually. “Said President Chakwera via his Facebook page.
On his part Zhou commended Malawi for dazzling herself in international affairs, saying these bilateral relations are helpful in achieving her goals, adding that his country believes that there has always be steadily sound and advanced relationship between the two countries.
“We appreciate very much the adherence of Malawian side to the China principles, and we are also willing to make joint efforts with the government of Malawi, to further promote the friendly cooperation between our two countries.
I am committed to working with friends of Malawi to deepen the friendship between our two peoples.” Said Zhou.
China has been a long time friend to Malawi and has contributed in some major country’s developmental projects such as Bingu National Stadium and the Parliament building construction among others.