The Development Commissioner of the European Union (EU)Andris Piebalgsnd and the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) José Graziano da Silva arrive in Malawi today, Monday for a two-day visit.
“This signals the importance the EU attaches to Malawi’s development efforts and our partnership,” EU Ambassador Alexander Baum said on Friday.
According to a press statement from the EU, the two will hold high-level discussions with President Joyce Banda and other government officials.
“The EU Development Commissioner and the FAO Director-General will also travel to various locations in the country to meet farmers and see the impact some of the projects are having on the beneficiaries,” the statement reads in part.
This is the first time a high level EU personality is visiting Malawi.
The head of the FAO visits Malawi at a time when over a million people need food aid and are facing soaring food prices.