Malawi, China committed to diplomatic ties

On the 5th anniversary of their ties, China and Malawi have reiterated their commitment to continuing working together for the benefit of the people of the two nations.

Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yang Jiechi, said in a media statement that Malawi and China have had a healthy relationship so far based on sincerity, cordiality, equality and mutual benefit.

“The political mutual trust between our two countries has been strengthened steadily, cooperation in various fields has yielded fruitful results, mutual understanding and friendship between our two peoples have been deepened continuously.

“Under new circumstances, I am ready to make joint efforts with your honourable to further promote development of China-Malawi friendly relations and cooperation, so as to bring more benefits to our two peoples,” said Yang.

On his part, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ephraim Chiume, said on Friday he hopes relations between the two countries will continue to grow.

“The Republic of Malawi would like to thank the People’s Republic of China for being a great friend over the past five years, symbolised in the commitments China has made in the infrastructure development, agriculture and trade, to name but a few,” said Chiume.

Malawi began diplomatic relations with China in 2007 after dumping Taiwan.

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