President Lazarus Chakwera will attend the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly through virtual platforms between September 21 and October 5, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced.
In a statement issued yesterday, the ministry said in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and measures to contain its further spread, most meetings of the UN have either been postponed, rescheduled, cancelled or held virtually.
Reads the statement in part: “His Excellency Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of the Republic Malawi, will attend the General Debate of the General Assembly and a number of High Level Meetings, including the 75th Anniversary Commemoration of the United Nations; the Biodiversity Summit; and 25th Anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women.
“Since Malawi is the chairperson of the Least Developed Countries, His Excellency Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera will participate in a number of meetings in his capacity as chairperson of the Least Developed Countries.”
The theme for the 75th Session is The Future We Want; the United Nations We Need: Reaffirming Our Collective Commitment to Multilateralism-Confronting Covid-19 Through Effective Multilateral Action.
The ministry said it will update the nation in due course on the schedule of meetings the President will attend.