By Kondanani Chilimunthaka
President Lazarus Chakwera has returned home from his international tour through Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe on Saturday afternoon, November 6,2021.
President Chakwera who left the country on October 19 this year through Kamuzu International Airport, visited Kenya, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom, where he held a number of talks and attended conferences aiming at strengthening the bilateral relations, attracting foreign investors, and fighting adverse outcomes of climate change.
While in Kenya, Chakwera held bilateral talks with his counterpart, President Uhuru Kenyatta who invited President Chakwera. He also attended the Mashujaa Day(Day of Heroes) where he told the Kenyans that the two are sister countries as they share many things in common since the colonial days, and days of the founding fathers Jomo Kenyatta and Kamuzu Banda.
Before leaving Kenya, president Chakwera and his Kenyan counterpart witnessed the signing of eight different treaties between Malawi and Kenya.
From Kenya, President Chakwera went to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates where he attended the Expo 2020 which discussed the need to intensify the use of technological innovations across the globe.
He also met the leader of Abudabi Development Fund, and had talks with Malawians living in UAE, among other duties.
On Saturday, October 30,2021, President Lazarus Chakwera flew to Glasgow, Scotland in United Kingdom to attend the Conference of Parties (CoP) 26 United Nations Climate Change Conference which was hosted by the United Kingdom and Italy in partnership.
CoP 26 is the biggest climate summit since the Paris Agreement was inked in 2015 and it serves as a forum where countries are expected to reaffirm their commitments to tackling climate challenges, which they regard as an emergency.
At this conference, President Chakwera spoke on the need to take action in fighting the climate change, saying it is high time the developed countries fulfil their pledge made towards the least developing countries on the fight against adverse of climate change.
Back home, President Chakwera is expected to attend MDF Annual Military Veterans Charity Golf Tournament at Lilongwe Golf Club on Sunday, November 7, 2021 in the morning.