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Malawi, Zambia top officials brainstorm security challenges

Written by  Thomas Psyata

A three-day 14th Session of Malawi-Zambia Joint Commission of Defence and Security opened in Blantyre on Monday seeking to find lasting solutions to security challenges faced by the two neighbouring countries.

Malawi and Zambian top officials seeking solutions to security challenges. Malawi and Zambian top officials seeking solutions to security challenges.

“The security challenges facing the two countries are evolving everyday hence the need to meet and find solutions”, The Principal Secretary in Malawi’s Ministry of Defence, Bright Kumwembwe, said when he opened the meeting.


He said that the Malawi government was committed to implement all resolutions that will be made at the meeting.


“We failed to implement all the resolutions that we agreed in Zambia during the 13th session due to the elections that we had”, he said, meaning Malawi's  May 21 tripartite poll.


On his part, the Zambian Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs Chileshe Mulenga said the two countries have common security threats that include terrorism, human trafficking and poaching of wild life.


“The meeting will help the two countries to sustain peace and security and ensure development is enhanced”, he said.


The 13th session of Malawi-Zambia joint permanent commission on defence and security took place in Ndola in Zambia and agreed on a number of security issues.


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