Mutharika applauds China’s support to Malawi

Written by  Mana

President Professor Peter Mutharika has appreciated China's Malawi support on education as China's provincial Governor Chen Quifa said Liaoning province has more than 100 institutions of higher learning and some other hundreds research institutions.

Liaoning Province Governor Chen Quifa  and President Mutharika (left) during their meeting Liaoning Province Governor Chen Quifa and President Mutharika (left) during their meeting

The President expressed his appreciation on Chinese support to Malawi as the two leaders met at Shangri-La Hotel in Dalian Tuesday ahead of a meeting with Premier of the People's Republic of China, Li Keqiang later this week for further bilateral talks.


Apart from the construction of Malawi University of Science and Technology, the Malawi leader expressed his appreciation for Chinese support on infrastructural development such as the new Parliament Building and Presidential Hotels and villas.


“China is a real friend and I appreciate the bilateral relations with China,” Mutharika said.


Speaking through an interpreter, Quifa said he is ready to discuss further with Malawi on various areas of development such as irrigation and education sectors.


“I'm very impressed with Malawi's intention to further the bilateral relationship with China,” he added.

Professor Mutharika was hosted to a luncheon at the Shangri- La hotel where Dalian Mayor was also present.


The Malawi Leader who arrived Monday afternoon also met some Malawian students currently studying in China.


“I really appreciate the opportunity to study in China,” said medicine student at the University in Dalian, Betty Kazanga.


Johnson Chilumpha another student in Business and Trade also cherished the opportunity to study in China.


“Studying in China is such a great thing, as it will make a significant contribution to Malawi.”


The President is being accompanied on the five days China tour by Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. George Chaponda, Minister of Trade and Industry, Joseph Mwanamvekha and Finance Minister Dr Goodall Gondwe.


Malawi leader is expecting to meet with several high ranking Chinese people to discuss investment potentials in Malawi.


Malawi started diplomatic relations with People's Republic of China in 2007.

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