The High Commissioner of the Republic of Malawi, Thomas John Bisika, presented his letters of credence to President George Vella at the Grandmaster’s Palace, Valletta.
In introducing the exchanges, President Vella explained that, despite the geographical distances and different realities, Malta looks forward to deepening cooperation with Malawi for the benefit of both countries. Apart from the bilateral front, increased exchanges could also take place on the multilateral level, seeing that Malawi and Malta belong to several of the same international organizations, most notably the United Nations and the Commonwealth. On this last point, President Vella recalled a very interesting Commonwealth meeting he had attended at Marlborough House in London, on youth and the environment, which is of interest to both Malawi and Malta.
On his part, the High Commissioner gave an overview of his plans for the coming years and identified the sectors of tourism, digitalisation and infrastructural development as areas of possible cooperation with Malta. High Commissioner Bisika also referred to the several reforms underway in the country, which were heavily impacted by COVID-19 and a series of devastating natural disasters that claimed numerous lives.
Exchanges also touched upon issues of global concern, with the provision of energy and water being specifically mentioned.