Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Francis Kasaila has described Egypt as a model for success in the economic sector from which Malawi can learn a lot.
Kasaila said on the occasion of Egypt National day celebrations in Lilongwe that Malawi can gain variable knowledge and skills in key sectors of the economy such as trade, investment, agriculture as well as culture.
He said trade between the two countries is ever growing everyday with Malawi exporting products like tobacco, tea and other products.
“Malawi appreciates support that the Egyptian government has provided to Malawi in the implementation various projects in various sectors like trade, fisheries, agriculture, education sports and culture among others.
” We hope to soon discuss strategies to strengthen our trade links. We are committed to cooperating with the government of Egypt bilateral, multilateral and regional levels for mutual benefits of the two countries.
In his remarks, Egyptian ambassador Maher El-Adawy said the biggest lesson Malawi can learn from his country is hard work and good management which he described as more effective that assistance from outside.
El-Adawy added that everything is possible and can be done if Malawians must make critical decisions while being self-defendant.
On the cooperation between the two countries, El-Adawy said relations between Malawi and Egypt are at their best.
“The rate of positive increase in relations between the two countries are the highest in comparison to relations with any other country and international organization, “he said.
Egypt national day is celebrated on July 23. Guests to the event included cabinet ministers and ambassadors enjoyed and were treated to a performance by the Aswan Cultural troupe visiting the country for a series of events celebrating the second Egypt cultural week in Malawi.
Source: Malawi News Agency – MANA