Lilongwe, 3 April 2023 (TDI): Ambassador of the Philippines, Marie Charlotte Tang presented credentials to the President of Malawi, Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera.

The ceremony was conducted at the Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital, on March 30, 2023.

President Chakwera and the Malawian people received greetings and well wishes from Ambassador Tang during the event on behalf of the President of the Philippines, Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.

She offered her sympathies for the deaths, harm, and displaced people brought on by Cyclone Freddy, which recently hit Malawi’s southern region.

Tang also imposed her hope to further collab in relevant fields to enhance bilateral relations and people-to-people relations.

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Moreover, she emphasized the opportunity for both nations to improve bilateral and multilateral ties, particularly in the areas of trade, interpersonal relations, and functional collaboration.

In response, President Chakwera expressed his hope that both nations could expand more chances for collaboration in needed fields.

Ambassador Tang met also with members of the Filipino community in Lilongwe while she was in Malawi; the majority of them are highly educated professionals employed in different sectors solely healthcare, engineering, construction, education & missionary work.

Malawi is a landlocked country in southeastern Africa, called the heart of Africa, and well known for its sundry wildlife,  beautiful lakes, and scenic landscapes, including Lake Malawi, the third largest lake in Africa.

The country’s economy is largely based on agriculture which employs 80% of the population. While the major industries are tobacco, tea, and sugarcane being major exports.

Malawi is also rich in natural resources, including uranium, coal, and rare earth minerals which employ 80% of the population.