‘Malawi and Zimbabwe should strengthen trade relations’

By ZBC Reporter

Outgoing Malawian Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Her Excellency Annie Kumwenda says there is need to further strengthen the trade relations between the two countries.

The ambassador met President Emmerson Mnangagwa at State House in Harare this Tuesday to confirm the end of her diplomatic mission in Zimbabwe.

After serving as Malawi’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe for the past six years, Ambassador Annie Kumwenda bade farewell to President Mnangagwa at State House in Harare this Tuesday.

The ties which date back to the pre-colonial era were further cemented when Malawian President Dr Lazarus Chakwera jetted into Zimbabwe last year for a meeting with his counterpart, President Mnangagwa.

With a number of Zimbabwean companies doing business with her home country, Ambassador Kumwenda says the two countries should pursue more corporation on the business front.

We have seen a lot of countries going to Malawi to invest in different sectors in Agriculture. We wish to take that further. There is more room for trade,she said.

Ambassador Kumwenda highlighted that a significant number of Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) have been signed between the two countries with the latest seeking to enhance corporation in the agriculture sector.

Zimbabwe and Malawi are not just bound by trade, but also by inter marriages which have further cemented ties.

The inter marriages themselves and the relations between the people of the different nations cement the ties we have,she added.

As she leaves for her home country, Ambassador Kumwenda says she is satisfied that she fulfilled her mandate in Zimbabwe.

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