President Lazarus Chakwera will undertake a number of engagements during the ongoing United Nations General Assembly (Unga), including holding talks with head of the Commonwealth.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Eisenhower Mkaka said this during a media briefing in Lilongwe, adding the President will attend six sessions during this year’s Unga virtual summit.
He said: “The President will deliver pre-recorded statements on behalf of Malawi and in some meetings, on behalf of Least Developed Countries [LDCs] as Malawi is chair of the group.
“He will have a bilateral meeting with secretary general of the Commonwealth Patricia Scotland, QC, on September 28 to discuss issues of mutual interest such as support towards Covid-19 and the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of State and Government Meeting to be held in Rwanda in 2021.”
Already, Chakwera has delivered a statement on behalf of LDCs at a high level meeting to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the UN which fell on September 21.
The minister said on October 1, Chakwera will be part of high level meeting celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the 4th World Conference on Women where he will deliver the status of Malawi’s implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action.
Mkaka said the President will be joined by various Cabinet ministers or delegate his participation.
The 75th session of the Unga is taking place on virtual platforms under the theme The Future We Want, the United Nations We Need: Reaffirming Our Collective Commitment to Multilateralism–Confronting Covid-19 Through Effective Multilateral Action.