Disregard social media noise, Chakwera is in the UK for serious business

By Linda Kwanjana

A lot has been said regarding the President Chakwera trip to the United Kingdom.

For the starters , Chakwera is in the UK, where, among other businesses, he will witness the coronation of King Charles the third.

The truth of the matter is that the trip is so important because the Malawi leader will also engage the business community for the advancement of trade.

Just recently, two senior Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) diehards on Thursday conferred in Malawi Exclusive Team commending President Dr Lazarus Chakwera decision to attend the coronation of King Charles III

Speaking in an exclusive interview under the condition of anonymity, the two said the cooperation existing between two countries is just two strong, and the coronation happening on Saturday is historical.

Chakwera with RT Hon Andrew Mitchell

“Let truth be told, the President has done well to attend the ceremony because if we talk of UK, it’s the same as talking about your mother. UK is our mother, and this country had their last coronation in 1952, so you can see how historic this is, ” said one of the DPP supporters.

He said, “Even if it was us ruling, we could have still attended this ceremony.”

Chakwera arrived in the United Kingdom via Heathrow Airport on Thursday, 4th May, 2023, on an invitation from the Government of UK to attend the coronation of King Charles III slated for Saturday, 6th May, 2023.

According to the statement that was released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs back home, the coronation will take place at Westminster Abbey.

Apart from attending the coronation ceremony, the Malawi leader is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with UK Government, business captains, and other world leaders who are expected to attend the coronation before returning home on Tuesday, 13th May, 2023.

Chakwera, who left the country on Wednesday, 3rd May, said the invitation to attend the coronation is an honor to the country as it was once under the UK Government.

“Malawians are proud to be part of the larger community not just in the Commonwealth but in the World, and so we believe that solidarity of humanity is critical at such moments,” said the President before his departure at Kamuzu International Airport on Wednesday.

President Chakwera upon his arrival at Heathrow Airport and International Hotel was welcomed by representative of the British Royal Family, Malawi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nancy Tembo, Malawi High Commissioner to the UK, Thomas Bisika, Deputy High Commissioner to UK, Justice Agnes Patemba, and Malawian High Commission staff to UK.

On Friday , President Chakwera met Andrew Mitchell, the Minister for Africa where the host promised renewed commitment to a prosperous Malawi


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