New United Kingdom ( U K ) H i g h C o m m i s s i o n e r David Beer says Britain will continue supporting Malawi’s efforts to fight climate change and the reform agenda as one way of strengthening the two country’s bilateral arrangement.
The envoy said this yesterday soon after presenting his letters of credence to President Lazarus Chakwera at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe
Said Beer: “We have discussed many areas of collaboration between the UK and Malawi, not least the importance of climate change and I was inspired by the President’s speech yesterday. We spoke on joint commitment to building on Malawi’s advocacy and voice internationally and supporting Malawi’s fight against climate change.”
He said his government
is committed to supporting the country ’s reform agenda which has set high expectations among the people and the international community on what the current administration will deliver during its tenure.
“We do support the country through aid by supporting a range of programming in fighting corruption and in capacity building, among others,” said Beer.
He further said the UK is also committed to supporting the promotion of trade links with Malawi.
Beer has assumed office this month, having succeeded Holly Tett who is expected to take up another diplomatic service appointment, according to information on the UK Government website. He previously served as Malawi country director for the Department for International Development (DfID), which has since become the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. The UK recen t l y announced an investment of up to £90.6 million (about K90.6 billion) over five years of between 2018 and 2023 to provide direct benefits to 1.7 million poor and vulnerable people in Malawi.