By Kondanani Chilimunthaka
President Lazarus Chakwera has met Executive Director of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Natalia Kanem in Doha on Monday, 6th March 2023 where the two held a bilateral talks.
The bilateral talks that mainly centered on the impact that covid-19 has had on Malawi as a country especially the negatives it has effected on the youth.
President chakwera commended the work the UNFPA is doing to mitigate the rise in teenage pregnancies which escalated highly during the covid-19 pandemic.
On his part President Chakwera stood behind the aspirations of strong working relationship between the United Nations and MDAs in Malawi as one way of addressing the overall impact of covid-19 pandemic on all sectors in the country with the assistance of mechanisms like the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDER) in addition to the Malawi 2063 Ten Year Implemention Plan (MIP-1).
President Chakwera has thus far held talks with a number of dignitaries on the sidelines of the Doha 5th UN LDCs Conference that he is attending in Qatar.