Canada wants to stimulate the local private sector, especially in the sectors of tea and coffee, to increase exports to the international market, the new Canadian Ambassador to Malawi, Shawn Barber, has said.
Speaking at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe after presenting his Letters of Credence to President Peter Mutharika, Barber said Malawi’s tea and organic coffee were among the best products the country could export, adding that it was the priority of his government to assist the private sector export more of the products.
“Our priority area is economic development. We would like to assist the private sector to export more to Canada and we will work with the country’s Tea Association [of Malawi] to increase their export,” said Barber. —MANA