President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera on Sunday held bilateral discussions with fellow world leaders on the sidelines of the 5th United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries where they discussed investment opportunities for Malawi in Agriculture and Tourism.
First on President Chakwera’s engagement list was President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, with whom they talked about industrialization and finding common ground between Malawi and Poland in the agricultural sector.
President Chakwera emphasized that Poland’s vast experience in agricultural commercialization, is in line with Malawi’s 2063 development agenda and therefore poses an opportunity for Malawi to learn from the East European nation.
The Malawi leader further expressed gratitude to Poland for its camaraderie during Malawi’s tenure as Chair of LDC, saying the development heralds a renaissance for diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Earlier on, in the continued spirit of fostering relations, President Chakwera also had an audience with Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of Maldives.
The two nations discussed strengthened relations and greater collaboration and coordination in the tourism sector.
The World Bank classifies the Maldives as having an upper-middle income economy, with a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) nominal of US$5.502 billion and GDP per capita income of US$14,078 attributed mainly to its success in the tourism industry.