Malawi and Zambia to nurture mutual cooperation

Following his first official visit to Zambia since assuming office in June this year as Malawi president, Dr Lazarus Chakwera said the sharing of information and intelligence has been a crucial aspect in nurturing mutual cooperation between neighboring countries.

President Chakwera made the remarks at Kamuzu International Airport Lilongwe on Tuesday upon his return from Zambia for a day long official visit.

The president cited trade, private sector and security as some of the areas discussed with his Zambian counterpart, Edgar Lungu.

“There are different types of intelligence such as state and economic intelligence, intelligence that is able to inform leadership as to what is going on.

“As neighbors I believe it is important for us to share such information so that we are able to relate and cooperate in a way that benefits our two countries and for Malawi to be secure in light of what is currently going on in the world,” said President Chakwera.

The President underscored the need to have a collective approach to put a stop to unfavorable practices to both Zambians and Malawians.

“I have invited president Lungu for a state visit to continue discussing different issues in order for us to cooperate more and find innovative ways to resolve such problems” he said.

He also assured the nation of agreeable peaceful resolutions to border disputes that still need to be addressed between the two countries.

Liberty Pazvakawambwa

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