President Peter Mutharika arrived in London, United Kingdom (UK) yesterday to attend the UK–Africa Investment Summit, which opens tomorrow.
On arrival in London, the president was welcomed by, among others, Malawi’s High Commissioner Kenna Mphonda, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Francis Kasaila, Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism Salim Bagus, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Ben Phiri, the business community and senior government officials.
The Malawi leader is expected to address the summit on Wednesday, January 22.
The summit is expected to woo investors to Malawi, as the country will demonstrate through its companies at the summit, areas that require investment.
Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (Mitc) chairperson James Chuma told Malawi News Agency (Mana) soon after the president’s arrival that APM’s presence at the summit gives confidence to the Malawi business team.
According to Chuma, 16 companies from both the public and private sectors are set to participate at the summit.
Malawi is among 21 African countries invited to attend the summit.
The summit, which has been convened by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, is bringing together the business community, governments and international institutions to showcase and promote investment opportunities across Africa as well as strengthening UK’s partnership with African nations to build a secure future for all citizens.