Mutharika looks forward to creating new ties with Russia

Written by  MBC Online

 President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika on Monday left the country to attend a three- day Russia- Africa Summit in Sochi, Russia, which will focus on exploring and expanding opportunities in security, trade and investment, science and technology, and gas production.

President Mutharika bids farewell to chiefs before departure for Russia. Pix by Lisa Kadango, Mana. President Mutharika bids farewell to chiefs before departure for Russia. Pix by Lisa Kadango, Mana.
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The President told reporters before departure at Kamuzu International Airport that he is looking forward to creating new favorable ties with the Russian federation during the 23-25 October summit..

 

“It is important that Malawi and Africa as a whole should keep on expanding their international ties in the global community to help strengthen economic cooperation and growth,” said Mutharika.

 

The President said he will have a meeting with the Russian President, Vladmir Putin and five companies to discuss investment in different sectors such as agriculture and infrastructure. “In addition to forging bilateral relations with Russia, I look forward to connecting with the European community as a whole to promote economic development,” he explained.

 

The Russia-Africa Summit will also contribute towards the overall objective of addressing the aspirations of African countries as encapsulated in Agenda 2063.

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