By Chisomo Phiri
Malawi and South Korea have on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will see the two countries promote development cooperation in agriculture, education and health sectors.
South Korean Prime minister Dr. Han Duck-Soo told President Lazarus Chakwera in Lilongwe during his brief official visit that his country would like to help Malawi achieve her development aspirations by promoting the areas of cooperation through renewed bilateral ties.
“We are ready to help the Malawi Government and we are committed for that,” he said.
Duck-soo added that the South Korea Government is also committed to establish a permanent resident mission in Malawi to strengthen their renewed bilateral ties.
On her part, Minister of foreign affairs Nancy Tembo said she is optimistic that the cooperation will spur the country’s economic growth inline with Malawi 2063.
The Republic of South Korea has so far assisted Malawi with a motor vehicle and IT equipment provided to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs worth almost K171 million, close to K230 million humanitarian assistance for Cyclone Freddy survivors in 2023 and a similar package to survivors of Tropical Storms Ana and Gombe in 2022.
It also provided close to K230 million towards the cholera fight and more than K570 million to Daeyang Mission Hospital for procurement of medicines, medical equipment and an ambulance.