By Peter Chivhima
MALAWI’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Honourable Eseinhower Mkaka has paid a courtesy call on his Zimbabwean counterpart Retired Lieutenant General Dr Sibusiso Moyo at his Munhumutapa Offices in Harare.
The meeting comes ahead of Malawian President, Dr Lazarus Chakwera’s visit to Zimbabwe this Wednesday.
Briefing members of the fourth estate after a closed-door meeting, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister, Retired Lieutenant General Dr Sibusiso Moyo highlighted some of the issues that were on the agenda including economic cooperation.
“As a practice within the region, any head of State emerging out of a successful election normally pays courtesy calls on his colleagues in the region.
“We rekindled a lot of history between Zimbabwe and Malawi. We used to be the same people during the era of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. This scenario concretises the symbiotic relationship which exists between the two countries
“We discussed various forms of cooperation between the two countries, particularly on the economic front and on the political front. We appreciated each other for the manner in which we handled the Covid-19 transiting citizens between our countries,” he said.
Malawian Foreign Affairs Minister Honourable Eseinhower Mkaka hailed the cordial relations which exist between the two nations.
“It has been a great meeting between my counterpart and I, bordering on strengthening the relationship between Malawi and Zimbabwe.
“We have a long relationship that dates back even before we were colonised. We have a lot in common and we have more reason to work together. If we work together, we are going to improve the lives of our people,” he said.
Malawian President Dr Lazarus Chakwera was elected into office in June this year and is on a regional tour which started in Zambia last week.
By Peter Chivhima