The Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Feisal Bin Farhan Al- Saudi, has arrived in Malawi for a two – day working visit, Malawi Government confirms in a statement.
According to a statement issued by Malawi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while in Malawi, the Minister, will among other things, hold bilateral talks with Malawi President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera and Eisenhower Nduwa Mkaka, the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Malawi.
“The visit is expected to strengthen the long-standing diplomatic relations that have existed between Malawi and Saudi Arabia since 1999. The visit will further deepen the socio- economic and political cooperation between the two countries,” reads a statement.
A statement says that Saudi Arabia is crucial to Malawi’s food security as most of fertilizer imports originate from Saudi Arabia. Malawi also benefits from this diplomatic relationship in form of access to soft loans through the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD).
“The Teachers Training Colleges in Rumphi, Mchinji and Chikhwawa and the Thyolo Makwasa Road Project were also partly funded by the Saudi Fund for Development,*
“On the other hand, Malawi has been supporting Saudi Arabia candidatures in international organisations,” reads a statement.
According to a statement, the Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister was welcomed at the Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) Dr. Michael Usi, Malawi Minister of Tourism and Dr. Luckie Sikwese, Secretary for Malawi Foreign Affairs Ministry.