By Mphatso Nkuonera
May, 26, 2022
State President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera arrived in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on Wednesday, ahead of an Extraordinary Summit of the African Union.
The President who is accompanied by the First Lady, Madame Monica Chakwera, was welcomed at Malabo International Airport by Minister of Foreign Affairs Nancy Tembo, Malawi’s Deputy Ambassador to Ethiopia Diana Jere and Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea Francisco Pascual Obama Asue and other senior government dignitaries.
While in Equatorial Guinea, the President is expected to attend high level meetings of the 15th Extra-ordinary Summit the AU of on humanitarian matters and pledging conference, and the 16th Extraordinary Summit slated from Thursday, May 26 to Saturday, May 28, 2022.
Chakwera, who chairs both the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) proceeded to Equatorial Guinea after attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.
The first Extraordinary Summit is expected to discuss consolidated efforts by African leaders in addressing humanitarian challenges facing the continent and develop resource mobilisation strategies for addressing them.
The 16th Extraordinary Summit is specifically set to look at sustainable solutions to the recent surge in terrorism and unconstitutional changes of governments on the continent.