Wang observed that African countries including Malawi are doing everything possible to get out of the poverty trap and he applauded government for putting in place policies and structures to facilitate socio-economic growth. He pledged to lobby for more development resources for the country when he gets back to china. He also highlighted his government’s plans to help the country withstand challenges exacerbated by climate change.
“What we would like to do is to help Malawi become resilient to natural disasters such as floods and drought. You see China is very advanced and experienced in a number of sectors, our focus now is to support the agriculture sector so that it becomes vibrant like in China.”
Speaking during the ceremony was Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Francis Kasaila. He said government cherishes its relationship with China through sharing of knowledge and expertise in a number of sectors.
“As Malawi Government we are very appreciative of the support that China provides to Malawi. In just ten years we are able to point at great pieces of infrastructure projects in the country supported by the Chinese. Not only Infrastructure projects we are also talking about training opportunities that young Malawians have be granted courtesy of the Chinese government,” remarked Kasaila.
Ambassador Shing Ting Wang also promised that China has already put aside over 3000 metric tonnes of rice to support people in the country whose fields experienced crop failure due to the erratic rainfall and drought that hit some districts. The outgoing Chinese ambassador took up official duties in the country in April 2016.