Invitation to King Charles III coronation, an honour to Malawi – Chakwera

Linda Kwanjana

President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera says he has honoured the invitation to the coronation of King Charles III because he understands the historic relationship that exists between the two countries across all platforms of human development.

The President who has so far arrived in the United Kingdom left Malawi on Wednesday.

The Malawi leader was quick to draw out the significance of his trip.
Speaking before his departure at Kamuzu Internarional Airport, President Chakwera said he felt duty bound to attend the coronation ceremony because of the strong bond that has existed between the two countries.

“As you know Malawi and the United Kingdom share a strong bond.The UK has always come to our aid in times of trouble and there is a need for this country to celebrate with the British people in this historic event.

During his stay in the UK,President Chakwera is also expected to hold bilateral discussions aimed at fostering diplomatic and trade relations with other Heads of State.

The President is also expected to attend the Commonwealth High-Level event in London.

The coronation of King Charles has attracted global attention but only selected invited Heads of government and dignitaries have been invited.

President Chakwera is one of the 202 Heads of State who have been invited to attend the Coronation to take place at Westminster Abbey this coming Saturday.

Upon arrival at Heathrow Airport, Dr Chakwera was welcomed by a cross-section of people including a royal family member, the Malawi High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Dr Thomas Bisika, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nancy Tembo, among others. He then proceeded to his hotel in central London

At the hotel, the President was also met by the Deputy High Commissioner, Justice Agnes Patemba and members of the diplomatic staff at the Malawi High Commission in London.

While in London, apart from attending the coronation the President will also hold bilateral talks with other world leaders who are expected to attend the historic occasion.