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DIPLOMAT JUSTIFIES CHAKWERA’S TRIP

Former Malawi’s diplomat to France and Mozambique, Ziliro Chibambo and Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) Chairperson Gift Trapence have recommended President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera’s trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

President Chakwera left the country yesterday Friday for the DRC. The Malawi leader will have an interface with DRC’s President-elect Felix Tshisekedi, and is later today Saturday expected to attend the inauguration of Tshisekedi who takes on his second term of office.

The trip according to Chibambo is crucial for the country. In an interview with MBC, the former diplomat said despite the freeze on foreign travels, it was a must for President Chakwera to travel to DRC for crucial discussions on security matters.

Concurring with Chibambo, HRDC’s Trapence urged the citizenry to fully appreciate that Malawi is at the forefront of supporting peace initiatives in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) member states such as DRC.

Malawi is among other countries with the presence of peacekeeping troops in the war-torn mineral-rich country.

Reported by Timothy Kateta

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