President Lazarus Chakwera on Saturday morning left the country for Accra, Ghana where he is expected to attend the 30th annual meeting of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank).
The meeting which is being held under the theme “Delivering the Vision, Building Prosperity for Africans”, is slated from tomorrow June 18 to Wednesday June 21.
Writing on his official Facebook page soon before departure, President Chakwera underlined the importance of the meeting to Malawi’s development aspirations.
“The meeting theme is illustrative of our stance to upscale industrialization and expand our exports into regional and global markets. Besides the forethought line of events, we will also use this opportunity to engage the larger patronage that consists of African and Caribbean leaders, global policymakers, business captains, academics and thought leaders,” he wrote.
African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is a Pan-African multilateral financial institution mandated to finance and promote intra-and extra-African trade. For 30 years, the Bank has been deploying innovative structures to deliver financing solutions that support the transformation of the structure of Africa’s trade, accelerating industrialization and intra-regional trade, thereby boosting economic expansion in Africa.
Some of the keynote speakers at the event include Ghana President, Nana Akuffo-Ado, Nigerian business magnate Aliko Dangote, former Chelsea footballer Didier Drogba and former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo.
President was seen off at Kamuzu International Airport by government officials led by Vice President Saulos Chilima, traditional and religious leaders, party officials and supporters among other groups.