Russia UKraine War to affect Malawi and Least Developed countries says Foreign Minister

By Mana

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nancy Tembo, has expressed concern that the Ukraine – Russia war poses a threat to Least Development Countries (LDCs) saying it might affect prices of goods such as fuel and fertilizer.

The Minister made the remarks in Lilongwe on Monday during a press briefing on the Presidential Trip to the United States of America (USA) under the banner Government Faces the Press.

She says there is need for developed countries and other development partners to help cushion LDCs such as Malawi on the effects of the Ukraine – Russia war.

Minister of Information, Gospel Kazako, described the trip as important saying it will accord the President meet the United Nations Secretary General, International Monetary Fund (IMF) officials among others to negotiate for more assistance for Malawi.

President Dr Lazarus Chakwera leaves this afternoon for New York, USA to attend the first part of the Fifth United Nations Conference on LDCs where he will deliver a key note address on their behalf at the conference.