Malawi Vice President, Everton Chimulirenji, has today 27th August arrived in Japan to participate in the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7), expected to be held in Yokohama from August 28 to 30 August.
Chimulirenji will represent President Peter Mutharika to the conference which participants are drawn not only from African countries but also from international organizations, private companies and civil society organizations involved in development.
Arriving in Japan with his spouse Judith Chimulirenji through Narita International Airport, Tokyo, Chimulirenji was welcomed by Malawi Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Francis Kasaila, and Malawi’s Ambassador to Japan, Grenenger Msulira Banda, among others.
Among other projects, during the TICAD7 Malawi looks forward to putting on the cards the upgrading of the Chileka Airport to international standards and the construction of the Mtayamoyo Bridge in Chilomo, Nsanje, according to Kasaila.
The Malawi delegation at TICAD7 is also expected to review the projects approved in TICAD 6 in 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya, according to the minister.
The Vice President is scheduled to hold a number of side meetings with various high level dignitaries between Wednesday and Friday before attending the Japan-Malawi Forum scheduled for Friday, August 30, according to the tentative programme.
The 2019 TICAD7 is being held under the theme “Advancing Africa’s Development through People, Technology and Innovation.”