By Chisomo Phiri
Minister of Foreign Affairs Eisenhower Mkaka had expressed his gratitude to the Norwegian parliament’s approval to include Malawi as one of Norway’s 6 development countries. The move will facilitate Malawi’s achievement of national and international development goals such as Malawi vision 2063 and the 2030 Sustainable Agenda Development (SAD).
Mkaka conveyed his appreciation on Thursday September 9, 2021 when he met Steinair Egil Hagen, Norwegian Ambassador to Malawi. At the meeting, Mkaka thanked Norwegian’s Support as Malawi chairs the Southern Africa Development Committee (SADC) Region for the next one year.
” We are very thankful to Norwegian parliament for approving our application for Malawi to be part of Norway’s 6 development countries. We also ask for more support as the country is expected to chair SADC region for the next one year”, said Mkaka.
In his remarks, Steinair Egil Hagen affirmed the kingdom of Norway’s commitment towards closer ties at bilateral and multilateral level with the Republic of Malawi for the mutual benefit of the two countries. Hagen later tweeted that “Great meeting Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon Mkaka, discussing both bilateral cooperation and regional issues , including SADC chairmanship of HE President Dr Lazarus Chakwera. Many important events and activities ahead”