The Government of China has on Thursday reaffirmed their commitment to deepen their bilateral relationship with Malawi for the mutual benefits of their citizens.
The new Chinese ambassador to Malawi Long Zhou made the remarks at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe after presenting his letters of credence to the State President, Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera.
Long hailed Malawi for maintaining peace and its effort towards becoming a prosperous nation.
“Since the establishment of our diplomatic relationship 15 years ago, we have witnessed steady and sound development of our relations. With practical cooperation deepened, and the friendship between two people deepen. Since independence, Malawi has maintained peace and stability and seen its developing. We will make sure that our relationship grows from strength to strength, ” said Zhou.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nancy Tembo hailed the Chinese government for showing its Commitment to continue jointly working with Malawi in different sectors.
Tembo said the Government of Malawi is committed too to work with Chinese government as signed 15 years ago.
“Malawi stands committed to work Chinese government. There are a lot of development projects showing the strength of the our relationship. There is more for to do going forward and respect for each other’s sovereignty and maintanance of one China policy. It was a really cordial meeting where there was a commitment to ensure that the relationship between the two nations continue to strengthened.
“We are happy that China is committed to continue supporting us and they have promised us. The ambassador has promised the President Dr Lazarus Chakwera to finish some projects that stalled because of the Covid 19 pandemic including Judiciary complex in Lilongwe, ” said Tembo.
There has been a cordial relationship between Malawi and China for 15 years and China has been supporting Malawi in sectors like Health, Education and Agriculture among others.