New Japanese Ambassador Kae Yanagisawa and the new British High Commissioner Holly Tett on Tuesday presented their letters of credence to President Peter Mutharika at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe.
In her statement, the British envoy said, among other issues, she discussed with Mutharika how Malawi can improve its financial management.
In the discussion which lasted about two hours, Tett said they hinted at strengthening institutions such as the Anti-Corruption Bureau and Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
She said: “We discussed the importance of institutions such as ACB and DPP, if properly managed, so that people can have total confidence in them and the donors can also have confidence in the way resources are being managed.”
Tett also said her government will work with Malawi in education and health.
In her remarks after meeting Mutharika, Yanagisawa said her government is committed to working with Malawi in different areas such as agriculture, education and human resource development.
She said: “We are going to work with Malawi in human resources development because that is a very important area. We will also work together in the areas of developing agricultural value chain as another way of ensuring that agriculture is profitable, thereby making it more attractive to people.” n