Africa Israel Partnership Awards Chakwera

By Gift Chiponde

President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has been awarded a plaque and a certificate in recognition of Malawi’s support for the people of Israel, by the Africa Israel Partnership (AIP), a United Kingdom registered organisation.

Receiving the award on behalf of President Chakwera, the Malawi UK High Commissioner, Dr. Thomas Bisika, expressed gratitude for the goodwill gesture that AIP has extended through the awards, saying he will personally present the award to the President.
Bisika also commended AIP for acting as a bridge in facilitating the flow of investment and knowledge transfer between Africa and Israel.

Malawi High Commissioner to UK receiving the award of behalf of President Chakwera

AIP Chairman, Russell Conn, said that the award has been presented in appreciation of the President and people of Malawi for their support during the difficult period Israel is passing through.

Responding to the development, Presidential Press Secretary, Anthony Kasunda said President Chakwera is grateful for the accolade and avails himself of the recognition, to reiterate his call for the immediate cessation of violence by all parties in Gaza, the immediate creation of safe corridors for aid workers and the immediate release of all hostages to pave way for peace talks towards a two-state solution that results in a secure Israel and a free Palestine

During the award presentation, Conn was accompanied by Dr. Charles Leyman Kachitsa, who is the Vice Chairman, Dr. Oboh Achioyamen, the Executive Secretary, and Ivan Lewis, who is the Advisor and also a former UK member of Parliament and State Minister.

Africa Israel Partnership is a non-political organisation recognised by the United Nations, and its main focus is on the development of local communities from the two regions under its networks through partner institutions.