Malawi established non-residential diplomatic relations with the Kingdom of Morocco, on 31st January, 2001.Â The Malawi Ambassador in Egypt is accredited to the Kingdom of Morocco while Moroccoâ€™s Ambassador to South Africa is accredited to Malawi.
Relations between Malawi and Morocco were active even before the diplomatic relations were established in 2001.Â On numerous occasions, Malawi received Moroccan delegations and special envoys sent to convey messages on various issues.
In a bid to strengthen relations even further, the two countries signed, on 27th December, 2002, in Rabat, Morocco, a Memorandum of Understanding on Consultations through the Ministries of Foreign Affairs as well as an Agreement on the Establishment of a Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation between the two countries.
TECHNICAL AND ECONOMIC AID
In 1998, Malawi approved technical assistance from Morocco through a cooperation framework between the International Agency of Cooperation (Morocco) and the African Muslim Agency (Kuwait) in which a Moroccan Water and Forestry Engineer was seconded to the Blantyre Islamic Missionâ€™s farm at Chadzunda in Blantyre.
In 2003, Morocco offered Malawi a total sum of US$ 600,000 in grant aid for socio-economic development for a period of four years to be used in the education sector by strengthening the Free Primary Education Programme under the Poverty Alleviation Programme.