Lilongwe: President Prof Arthur Peter Mutharika on Friday left for the United Kingdom (UK) for the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2018.
Mutharika who left through Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) described the meeting as important for Malawi saying it will benefit the country in a number of ways such as health, education and agriculture among others.
The meeting is important for Malawi as it will accord us benefits in a number of areas through discussions that we will have such as cooperation among commonwealth countries, sustainable development and malaria control among others, he said.
The president observed that due to the importance of the meeting it was important for him to go and not delegate.
The president was seen off by cabinet ministers, senior government officials, party officials, the diplomatic community and traditional leaders among others.
The meeting which will take place from 16th 20th April, will be held under the theme Towards a Common Future.
The Commonwealth is a diverse community of 53 nations that work together to promote prosperity, democracy and peace.
Source: Malawi News Agency MANA