Malawi and Mozambique, according to President Dr Lazarus Chakwera, are strategic development partners.

The Malawi leader said the two countries share a lot in common, including tradition and culture, during a State Banquet on Monday evening at the Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe in honour of President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique.

Dr Chakwera stated that the two countries must continue to explore potential areas of cooperation in trade, transportation, and mining for the mutual benefit of their people.

He stated that as Chairperson of the SADC, he is committed to ensuring peace in Northern Mozambique.

Taking his turn, President Nyusi said it is the wish of his government to ensure that Malawi and Mozambique grow their bilateral ties from strength to strength.

Nyusi said Mozambique is already implementing areas the two leaders agreed upon when President Chakwera last visited Mozambique. This includes areas of rail transport, energy and mining.

Nyusi then disclosed that the Mozambique – Malawi power interconnection project will start in March next year to help address Malawi’s power challenges.

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