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Hon. Dr. George T. Chaponda, MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, led the Malawi delegation to the meeting of Malawi-Scotland Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation (JPCC) that was held from 2nd to 3rd December, 2014, in Edinburgh, Scotland.  Hon. Mr. Humza Yousaf, Minister for Europe and International Development, led the Scottish delegation to the meeting.


The objective of the meeting was to review progress achieved since the last JPCC meeting that was held in November, 2012 in Zomba, Malawi, and to discuss project proposals in view of the next round of funding from the Scottish Government covering the period 2015 to 2018.



The main outcomes of the JPCC meeting included: 

  • Need to focus on a few targeted projects, to ensure visible and lasting impact on the targeted beneficiaries.  In line with the Government’s priority to develop the export-oriented private sector, the Malawi Government highlighted the need to support cooperatives and Scottish private investment in the country;


  • Malawi to consider the list of proposed projects for the 2015-2018 funding cycle, and to submit to Scottish Government for further consideration.  To ensure that the projects are in line with Malawi’s development priorities as outlined in the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS), it was agreed that the Strand Leads (Governance, Health, Education and Sustainable Development) should be involved in the  formulation process of the projects; and


  • That project monitoring and evaluation should be an integral part of the Scottish Government-supported development Programme.


Hon. Dr. Chaponda took the opportunity of his presence in Scotland, to hold other meetings on the sidelines of the JPCC.  These included:

  1. 1.Courtesy Call on the First Minister of Scotland, Right Hon. Nicola Sturgeon MSP.


Hon. Chaponda and Right Hon. Sturgeon discussed issues of mutual cooperation between Malawi and Scotland


  1. 2.Courtesy Call on Right Hon. Tricia Marwick MSP, the Presiding Officer (Speaker) of the Scottish Parliament.


Right Hon Marwick and Hon. Chaponda discussed the ongoing cooperation between the Malawi and Scottish Parliaments under the framework of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Forum. In February, 2015, Members of the Scottish Parliament will visit Malawi to engage their counterparts on issues of mutual interest.


The Honourable Minister also appreciated the role Scottish Members of Parliament such as Lord Jack McConnell MSP, and Lord Geatrex MSP, are playing in the House of Lords by calling for the resumption of budgetary support and the revision of the UK Visa application process for Malawians;


  1. 3.Scottish-Malawi Business and Investment Meeting, where Scottish investors in partnership with Scottish Government, agreed to set up an investment fund to promote Scottish Investments to Malawi;



  1. 4.Meeting with Prof. Sir Jim Mc Donald, the Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University ofTheir meeting on 1st December discussed the work that the University, in partnership with Sgurr Energy of Scotland and the Malawi Polytechnic, is doing in the country in the field of renewable energy, under the Malawi Renewable Energy Acceleration Programme (MREAP);


  1. 5.Meeting with Education Scotland, to appreciate the role the institution was playing in Education Inspectorate services in Malawi in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology;


  1. 6.



The Minister also attended the Scotland-Malawi Partnership symposium, as well as visited the David Livingstone Centre in Blantyre to appreciate the life of Dr. David Livingstone and the historical linkages between Malawi and Scotland.




Ministry of Foreign Affairs

and International Cooperation,



8th December, 2014


Tuesday, 02 December 2014 09:33

Heads of Foreign Missions Resident In Malawi


Head of Mission

Embassy of the Republic of Zimbabwe

H.E. Ms. Thandiwe Dumbutshena (Ambassador)

High Commission of the United Republic of Tanzania

H.E. Mr. Patrick Tsere (High Commissioner)

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

H.E. Dr. Peter Woeste (Ambassador)

High Commission of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

H.E. Mr. Michael Nevin (High Commissioner)

High Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

H.E. Mr. Mohamad Lawan Gana (High Commissioner)

High Commission of the Republic Mozambique

H.E. Ms. Maria Leocadia Tivane Mate (High Commissioner)

High Commission of the Republic South Africa

H.E. Ms. Cassandra Mbuyane-Mokone (High Commissioner)

Embassy of the Federative Republic of Brazil

H.E. Mr. Gustavo Martins Nogueira (Ambassador)

High Commission of the Republic India

H.E. Mr. Vanlalhuma (High Commissioner)

Embassy of Japan

H.E. Mr. Shuichiro Nishioka (Ambassador)

High Commission of the Republic of Zambia

H.E. Ms. Salome Mwansa Mwananshiku (High Commissioner)

Embassy of the People’s Republic of China

H.E. Mr.  Zhang Qingyang (Ambassador)

Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway

H.E. Mr. Kikkan Haugen (Ambassador-Designate)

Embassy of Ireland

H.E. Ms.  Aine Hearns (Ambassador-Designate)

Delegation of the European Union

Mr.  Marchel Germans (Ambassador-Designate)

Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt

H.E. Mr. Mohamed Maher Adel El-Adawy (Ambassador-Designate)

Delegation of African Union to SADC

Dr. Salif Sada Sall (Head of Delegation)

Embassy of the Republic of Iceland Embassy

Dr. Vilhjamur Wiium (Charge d’ Affaires)

Embassy of the Holy See (Vatican)

Rev. Father Marco Formica (Charge d’ Affaires)

Embassy of the  United States of America

Mr. Michael Gonzales (Charge d’ Affaires)


1. UNDP Resident Representative and UN Systems Coordinator


2. Resident Representative, United Childrens Fund


3. Country Director, World Health Organisation


4. Resident Representative, International Monetory Fund


5. Acting Resident Representative, United Nations Population Fund


6. Resident Representative, World Food Programme


7. Resident Representative, Japan International Cooperation Agency


8. Country Manager, World Bank


9. Resident Representative, Africa Development Bank


10. Director, Guidance, Counselling and Youth Development Centre for  Africa


11. Acting Director, Africa Union Centre for Tick-Borne Diseases


12. Country Coordinator, UNAIDS


13. Acting Regional Representative, SADC-ICRAF


14. Director, Centre for Disease Control (CDC-GAP)


15. Resident Representative, United High Commission for Refugees


16. Director, East and Southern Africa Management Institute


17. Food and Agriculture Organisation, Resident Representative


18. Resident Representative of UN Women Malawi    


19. Director, Federation of National Associations on Women in Business in Eastern and Southern Africa



                                                     Updated 26 September, 2014

Tuesday, 02 December 2014 08:18

Malawi - Algeria Relations



Tuesday, 02 December 2014 08:12

Malawi - Botswana Relations



Diplomatic relations between Malawi and Botswana are cordial and warm and are predicated on a shared membership of SADC, The Non Aligned Movement (NAM) and the United Nations. 



The two countries established the Malawi/Botswana Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation (JPCC), which steers mutually beneficial cooperation in various sectors including trade, transport and communications, mining, forestry and wildlife, and defence and security among others. The first meeting of the JPCC was held in Lilongwe, Malawi, in September 2001.




Tuesday, 02 December 2014 08:45

Malawi - Benin Relations






Tuesday, 02 December 2014 08:42

Malawi - Angola Relations





Tuesday, 02 December 2014 08:58

Malawi - Burundi Relations



The Government of Malawi established diplomatic relations with the Government of Burundi in the early 90s.

High level visits have taken place between Malawi and Burundi.  

Tuesday, 02 December 2014 08:54

Malawi - Kenya Relations



Kenya and Malawi established diplomatic relations in 1964.  The two countries have had long standing historical ties through the foundations that were laid by the two countries founding fathers, President Ngwazi Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda and President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. Malawi has a resident Mission in Nairobi while Kenya is represented in Malawi, through the Kenyan High Commission in Lusaka, Zambia. 



Malawi and Kenya cooperate under the framework of the Malawi-kenya Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation. Areas of Cooperation include trade and investment, education, health, agriculture and defence and security.

Tuesday, 02 December 2014 08:49

Malawi - Burkina Faso



Friday, 07 November 2014 13:31

Malawi - United Kingdom




Malawi and Britain share a long history dating as far back as the 1800s when the British Missionaries came to Malawi.  For 73 years from 1891 to 1964, Nyasaland (Malawi) was a British Protectorate.

Upon her independence in 1964, Malawi and Britain established diplomatic relations, and Malawi also became a member of the Commonwealth.  The relations have been cordial from the beginning, as characterized by exchange of State Visits by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II who visited Malawi in July, 1979 and His Excellency Ngwazi Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda who reciprocated the visit to Britain in April, 1985. 



To date, relations between the two countries remain cordial


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