The Amir of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has pledged his country’s continued assistance to Malawi, saying Kuwait highly values her relations with Malawi.
According to a statement from the Malawi Mission in Kuwait issued today, the Amir made the pledge while receiving Letters of Credence from Malawi’s new Ambassador to that country, Wilfred Ali, on December 1.
The Amir said his government feels obliged to assist as a way of contributing to the social and economic development of Malawi. On his part, Ambassador Ali assured the Amir that during his tour of duty, he will strive to further consolidate the bilateral relations.
He conveyed Lilongwe’s appreciation to the State of Kuwait for her continued support towards development in various sectors through the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) and the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA).
Ambassador Ali further thanked Kuwait for continued assistance through charitable organizations such as Direct Aid which he said are significantly contributing to the social and economic development of Malawi.
He then highlighted various investment opportunities Malawi offers which he said could be of great interest to Kuwaiti investors. He cited agriculture, energy, tourism, and mining as areas of major interest.
Malawi has benefitted significantly from her relations with Kuwait, especially through infrastructural development.
Kuwait has financed construction of the Zomba–Jali–Phalombe-Chitakale, Thyolo–Makwasa-Bangula, the Mangochi-Naminga and the recently approved Machinga-Chingale-Lirangwe road projects through the Kuwait Fund.
Ambassador Ali, who replaces Younos Abdul Karim, is also accredited to nine other countries. They are Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Oman, and Yemen.