The Republic of Malawi through its ambassador to Zimbabwe Ms Annie Kumwenda engaged Zimbabwe Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko to discuss possible ways of strengthening their bilateral relations and promoting trade between the two countries.
According to Chronicle http://www.chronicle.co.zw/malawi-envoy-meets-mphoko/,The meeting took place at Mphoko’s Munhumutapa offices when Kumwenda paid him an official visit.
Kumwenda told a local media house in Zimbabwe that, “We discussed on how we can enhance our already existing good relations focusing on trade”.
“Malawi’s economy is agro-based and we discussed how some of the crops such as legumes that are on high demand in Zimbabwe can be used as raw materials here”, she added.
The Malawian Ambassador stated that the two countries have a strong and very close relationship apart from being historically related.
Malawi and Zimbabwe, along with Zambia, were once one country under the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.
Zimbabwe and Malawi have a Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation (JPCC) that has been meeting regularly since its inception about nine years ago.