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Malawi appreciates support
22/03/13
The new Malawian High Commissioner to Botswana, Ms Jane Kambalame has expressed, on behalf of her country, appreciation for President Lt Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama’s personal support and that of the government of Botswana to the people of Malawi. Ms Kambalame said this on March 21 when presenting letters of credence to President Khama at the Office of President. She said Malawi and Botswana had had excellent relations since 1960 and that Botswana continued to support Malawi in many ways. This support had now translated into practical financial and technical cooperation between Malawi and Botswana as evidenced by the most recent pledge by Botswana to provide wide ranging support in areas of agriculture particularly livestock, education, tourism, natural resources management, mining, energy and finance.

The new Malawian High Commissioner to Botswana, Ms Jane Kambalame has expressed, on behalf of her country, appreciation for President Lt Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama’s personal support and that of the government of Botswana to the people of Malawi.

Ms Kambalame said this on March 21 when presenting letters of credence to President Khama at the Office of President.

She said Malawi and Botswana had had excellent relations since 1960 and that Botswana continued to support Malawi in many ways.

This support had now translated into practical financial and technical cooperation between Malawi and Botswana as evidenced by the most recent pledge by Botswana to provide wide ranging support in areas of agriculture particularly livestock, education, tourism, natural resources management, mining, energy and finance.

She said during her tour of duty, she would endeavor to expeditiously follow up on the implementation of the agreed areas of co-operation, and to find ways of further broadening and deepening the scope of the relations of the two countries in political, economic and social co-operation.

Ms Kambalame said Malawi was currently focusing on economic recovery plans and Botswana, with its unprecedented economic growth and poverty eradication initiatives, would assist the country a lot.

She said Malawi’s economic recovery plan focused on three areas namely, microeconomic stability, social protection programmes as well as diversifying the economy and identifying new sources of growth such as tourism.

“We do believe as a nation, we have a lot to learn from this country. Beyond that we will focus on trade between Malawi and Botswana, ensure that there are Batswana companies investing in Malawi and Malawians coming to Botswana to identify products that they can sell here,” she said.

Prior to presenting her letters of credence, Ms Kambalame paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr Phandu Skelemani on March 20.

She informed the minister that president Joyce Banda’s two-day state visit would include attending the official opening of the Poverty Eradication Workshop in Chanoga.

She said her country was closely following with admiration, Botswana’s focus on poverty eradication. Ms Kamabalame will execute her assignment from Zimbabwe. ENDS

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