Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Emmanuel Fabiano says Malawi values its relationship with Egypt.
The minister said this on Monday during the commemoration of Egypt’s National Day in Lilongwe.
Fabiano said Malawi has benefited a lot from Egypt since the cooperation started in 1964.
He said: “We have been in cooperation with Egypt since 1964 and for the past 54 years, the country has benefited a lot in areas of trade and investment, culture and tourism and capacity building.”
The minister thanked Egypt for collaborating with the country in training its human capital through different capacity building trainings offered to Malawians.
On his part, Egyptian Ambassador Maher El Adawy reaffirmed his government’s continued commitment to Malawi.
“I would like to assure that as I am going towards the end of my four-year term with Malawi as an ambassador, Egypt will continue to cooperate with the country,” he said.
During the celebrations, Chief Immigration Officer Masauko Medi won a return air ticket to Egypt in a Mo Salah football challenge which he competed with other delegates to the function, courtesy of First Merchant Bank.
Other notable delegates that participated in the challenge included Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya, United States Ambassador Virginia Palmer and musician Tay Grin. n