Chakwera off to America on Monday, to represent Least Developed countries at United Nations

By Staff Reporter

President Dr Lazarus Chakwera will leave the country for America tomorrow to undertake an official visit from 15th to 19th March 2022.

A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says as Chairperson for the United Nations (UN) Group of Least Developed Countries (LDCs), among other engagements, President Chakwera will participate in the first part of the 5th UN Conference on the LDCs which will launch the Doha Programme of Action for LDCs on 17th March 2022 at the UN Headquarters in New York.

United Nations Headquarters New York

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, says the Malawi leader by being Chairman of LDCs will represent 46 countries at the impending UN meeting and deliver a keynote address.

Malawi assumed the chairship of the UN Group of LDCs in 2018 and it will come to an end in September 2022.

During the conference, the Doha Programme of Action for LDCs will be launched.

The statement further says the Doha Programme of Action has the following priority areas that are critical for developing countries, and are aligned to Malawi’s development aspirations:

1. Investing in people in LDCs; 2. Leveraging the power of science technology and innovation; 3. Structural transformation as a driver of prosperity; 4. Enhancing international trade of LDCs; 5. Addressing climate change; and 6. Mobilizing international solidarity.

The Ministry says Dr Chakwera will articulate how these priority areas augur well with the country’s aspirations as outlined in Agenda 2063.

In conclusion, the statement discloses that the President and the First Lady will return home on Monday, 21st March 2022, at 09:30 am through the Kamuzu International Airport..