Media Statement

12 November 2020

President Ramaphosa to host President Chakwera of Malawi on a Working Visit

President Cyril Ramaphosa will host His Excellency, Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi, for a Working Visit tomorrow, Friday, 13 November 2020.

President Chakwera will be accompanied by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs; Gender, Community Development and Social welfare; Homeland Security; Health; Trade; and Labour.

The purpose of the visit is to strengthen and deepen relations between the two countries. It is expected that the two Presidents will discuss matters of mutual interest bilaterally, regionally, continentally and globally.

Regionally, Malawi is the incoming Chairperson of SADC while South Africa is the incoming Chair of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation.

South Africa and Malawi enjoy cordial bilateral relations. South Africa’s exports to Malawi in 2019 were worth approximately R6 billion while imports from Malawi were estimated to be worth approximately R1,3 billion.

Media enquiries: Tyrone Seale, Acting Spokesperson to the President at media@presidency.gov.za

ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION

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