12 November 2020
PRETORIA – President Cyril Ramaphosa will host His Excellency Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi. President Chakwera will be in South Africa for a working visit on Friday.
The purpose of the visit is to strengthen and deepen relations between the two countries.
In terms of trade, South Africa’s exports to Malawi in 2019 were worth approximately R6 billion while imports from Malawi were estimated to be worth approximately R1,3 billion.
President Chakwera will be accompanied by his Ministers of Foreign Affairs; Gender, Community Development and Social welfare; Homeland Security; Health; Trade; and Labour.
Chakwera is the incoming Chairperson of SADC while South Africa is the incoming Chair of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation.