Malawi commends Zim diplomatic ties Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Minister Cde Kazembe Kazembe and Malawi President Cde Lazarus Chakwera

Daniel Chigunwe Herald Correspondent

Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera has commended the existing mutual diplomatic ties between his country and Zimbabwe, a development that has seen the two sharing beneficial values in various socio-economic spheres.

The two countries have also been working tirelessly to deal with transnational crime.

This came out during a courtesy call by Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Cde Kazembe Kazembe to President Chakwera at the State House in Blantyre on Thursday.

 

Cde Kazembe is in Malawi attending to various national duties that include witnessing a pass out parade of over 1 300 police recruits at Kanjeza Police Training School in Blantyre today.

 

Minister Kazembe is being accompanied by police Deputy Commissioner General Steve Mutamba and officials from both the Ministry of Home Affairs and Malawi embassy.

 

Speaking on the sidelines of his meeting with President Chakwera, Cde Kazembe said the two countries pledged to unite against economic and social challenges arising from climate change.

 

“During our meeting, I extended warm regards to him from President Cde Dr ED Mnangagwa which were well received.

“I also passed our President’s gratitude to President Chakwera for his stance in support of the removal of the illegal sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe,” said Cde Kazembe.

 

“President Chakwera expressed his gratitude towards the assistance he received from his “elder brother” President Mnangagwa during the trying times of tropical cyclone Freddy. President Chakwera also emphasized the need for the two countries, and the region as a whole, to continue working together in the face of the climate change induced challenges.”

More than 300 people died whilst thousands were displaced following torrential rains that were unleashed by tropical cyclone Freddy in Malawi sweeping through Madagascar, Mozambique and some parts of Zimbabwe last year.

 

Following the disaster, President Mnangagwa availed 10 000 tonnes of mealie meal, cooking oil, blankets, clothing, construction material for cabins, sanitisers, detergents, bath soaps, and stationery as relief aid to the victims of the cyclone in Malawi.

 

The two countries continue to unite against transnational crimes.

“We also spoke about the need to strengthen our relations in areas of economic trade and the need to cooperate in areas of policing to curb transnational crimes as well as challenges emanating from cyber-crimes,” added Cde Kazembe.

 

The deep mutual ties between these two countries date back to the pre-Independence era when along with Zambia they were one country under the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.

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