President Lazarus Chakwera held discussions with Qatar Deputy Prime Minister, Mohammed Bin Adulrahman Al Thani, who is also Minister of Foreign Affairs where they emphasised on the need to explore trade, job opportunities and education partnerships that will benefit the two nations.
An interview with Minister of Information Moses Kunkuyu revealed that the discussions centred on the importance of strengthening the two countries partnership stressing the need to collaborate and coordinate possible trade partnerships especially Agricultural product exports to Qatar.
Kunkuyu added that President Chakwera appealed to the Qatar government to consider opening up to Malawi youths so that they come to Qatar and acquire expertise in various fields through tertiary education. He also said the two governments agreed to strategize on how best Malawians can access better jobs in Qatar.
“The Deputy Prime Minister of Qatar reassured the president that the government of Qatar will soon dispatch a team to Malawi to explore ways of establishing a seamless channel for Malawians to access job opportunities and job security in Qatar,” explained the Minister of Information.
In his remarks, Qatar Deputy Prime Minister said the meeting was of great importance as they have discussed issues that will benefit the two nations.
Later the President had an interface with UN special representative, Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction Ms Mami Mizutori where they discussed issues on how the organization can support Malawi in times of disaster.
The discussion also focused on issues to do with climate change and how Malawi can get financial support to reach out to the rural masses during the disasters.
Chakwera is in Doha, Qatar for the 5th United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC 5).
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