Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will arrives in the country on Sunday for a day’s State visit that will see him holding talks with President Peter Mutharika and some government officials.
The minister will also hold bilateral talks with his local counterpart, George Chaponda, according to a statement released by the Chinese Embassy in Lilongwe.
“The visit and the subsequent bilateral talks aim at cementing the cordial relationship between the two countries, which have just celebrated seven years of diplomatic ties.
“It comes at an opportune time when there are intense visits between the two countries. Therefore, the Chinese foreign minister’s visit takes the ties to new heights as China continues to position itself in Africa by promoting the win-win situation,” said the embassy’s spokesperson Wang Junchao.
Wang’s visit marks the beginning of his first leg of tour of Africa.
“After Malawi, which is his first stop, the minister will fly to Mauritius, then Mozambique before going to the UK for a meeting on Syrian refugees. He will later proceed with his second leg, which will take him to Namibia,” said Embassy’s spokesperson.
This is the second Chinese foreign minister to visit Malawi since Beijing and Lilongwe established diplomatic ties in 2009. n