Malawi President Joyce Banda flew to the United Kingdom (UK) on Saturday to be part of the commemorations for 200 years since the death of missionary Dr David Livingstone.
The President told journalists before departure at Chileka International Airport that she plans to meet British Prime Minister David Cameron to thank him for London’s support and renewal of bilateral relations with Malawi.
She said she would also ask Cameron for more aid for the country.
“As you may recall that when I became President, our relations with Britain had soured following the deportation of Ambassador Fergus Cochrane-Dyet. We have since mended the relations. I plan to visit Scotland and, among others, meet business-persons, non-governmental organisations, schools and funders of schools feeding programmes, Mary’s Meals.
“I plan to address the Scottish Parliament, meet the Prime Minister. UK has funded the trip for me and entire entourage,” said Banda.