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Visit of Shri V. Muraleedharan, Minister of State for External Affairs to the Republic of Malawi (08-10 June 2022)

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Visit of Shri V. Muraleedharan,  Minister of State for External Affairs to the Republic of Malawi (08-10 June 2022)

Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri V. Muraleedharan (MoS) visited Malawi on 08-10 June 2022. This was the first high level visit from India after the new government formed under H.E. Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera in June 2020. 

2. During the visit, MoS called on the President of Malawi H.E. Mr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera and discussed long-standing bilateral partnership and both agreed to give further impetus to the relations between India and Malawi. In his call on the Vice-President H.E. Mr. Saulos Klaus Chilima, he had fruitful discussion on our economic engagement with Malawi in diverse fields including agriculture and trade. MoS had a very productive bilateral meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Ms. Nancy Tembo and reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations between India and Malawi.

3. During the visit, MoS also announced gifting of 200 laptops for the Members of Parliament of Malawi and donation of Anti-Cancer medicines worth US$ 1.4 mn. 

4. MoS visited Salima Sugar Factory in Salima district, which is one of the landmark projects executed under EXIM bank Line of Credit in Malawi in 2016.

5. MoS also attended a Community Reception hosted in his honour where he addressed and interacted with the members of Indian Community. Malawi has a vibrant Indian community of about 10,000 persons of Indian origin and Indian nationals. Overall, the visit set the tone for further diversifying and deepening our bilateral relations with Malawi.

10 June 2022