AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST DIRECTORATE

      The Africa and Middle East Directorate manages Malawi’s relations with countries and intergovernmental bodies based in Africa and the Middle East. It coordinates the implementation of the Malawi Foreign Policy and the Diaspora Engagement Policy which aim at maximizing Malawi national interest in the region. Malawi has a total of eight (8) Diplomatic Missions in Africa namely: Mozambique; Zambia; Tanzania; Zimbabwe; South Africa; Kenya; Ethiopia; and Egypt and it hosts residential missions of seven (7) African countries namely: Egypt, South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya and Nigeria. In the Middle East, Malawi has an embassy in Kuwait and a consulate in Dubai. Malawi also hosts representative offices of some regional and continental organisations such as the AU, COMESA and Africa Development Bank.  

 

Malawi High Commission in Maputo and Malawi Consulate in Tete, Mozambique

The Malawi High Commission in Maputo, and the Malawi Consulate in Tete, Mozambique, mainly facilitate strategic trade; transportation (transit) route; political, consular, and cultural cooperation; defence and security cooperation. The Mission in Maputo also serves as a base for Malawi’s management of bilateral relations with Swaziland and Madagascar on a non-residential basis.

 

Malawi High Commission in Lusaka, Zambia

The Malawi High Commission in Lusaka, Zambia, mainly facilitates trade; political, consular, and cultural cooperation; and defence and security cooperation. The Mission also serves as a base for Malawi’s management of bilateral relations with Angola, Congo - Brazzaville, and DRC on a non-residential basis, and coordinates Malawi’s integration efforts under the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).

 

Malawi High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya

The Malawi High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya, mainly facilitates trade; political and consularcooperation; and Malawi’s multilateral diplomacy at the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), and UN Habitat which are hosted in Kenya. The Mission also serves as a base for Malawi’s management of bilateral relations with Central African Republic, Eritrea, Israel, Somalia, and Uganda on a non-residential basis.

 

Malawi Embassy in Cairo, Egypt

The Malawi Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, facilitates trade, investment, political and technical cooperation between Malawi and Egypt. As the main gateway to the Arab World, the Mission also serves as a base for Malawi’s management of bilateral relations with Algeria, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Sudan, Syria, and Tunisia on a non-residential basis.

 

Malawi Embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe

The Malawi Embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe, mainly facilitates trade, consular and political cooperation. It also supports the strategic transit route to South Africa and surrounding countries as well as Malawi’s access to Zimbabwe’s air connectivity. Consular work that the Embassy performs is particularly important due to the large Malawian Diaspora that has settled in Zimbabwe.

 

Malawi High Commission in Pretoria, and Malawi Consulate in Johannesburg, South Africa

The Malawi High Commission in Pretoria, and the Malawi Consulate in Johannesburg, South Africa, facilitate strategic trade; strategic transportation (transit) route; political, economic and social cooperation; and consular matters. The Mission’s consular service in South Africa is particularly important in view of the large Malawian Diaspora that has settled in that country. The High Commission also facilitates Malawi’s participation in activities of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The Mission also serves as a base for Malawi’s management of bilateral relations with Botswana, Lesotho, Mauritius, and Namibia on a non-residential basis.

 

Malawi Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Malawi Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, facilitates Malawi’s participation in multilateral diplomacy in the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). The Mission is also accredited to the Federal Republic of Ethiopia. Furthermore, the Mission serves as a base for Malawi’s management of bilateral relations with Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritanian, Niger, Nigeria, Saharawi Arab Republic, Sierra Leone, Senegal, South Sudan, and Togo on a non-residential basis.

 

Malawi Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

The Malawi Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), mainly facilitates development cooperation (financing), trade and consular matters.

 

Malawi Embassy in Kuwait City, Kuwait

The Malawi Embassy in Kuwait City, Kuwait, mainly facilitates development cooperation (financing) and consular matters. The Mission also serves as a base for Malawi’s management of bilateral relations with Bahrain, Iraq, Omar, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen on a non-residential basis.

 

For more information about the Malawi Missions in Africa and Middle East, visit the following websites:

Malawi Embassy in Cairo, Egypt

Malawi Consul General in Johannesburg, South Africa

Malawi High Commission in Lusaka, Zambia

Malawi Embassy in Maputo, Mozambique

Malawi High Commission in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Malawi Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Malawi Embassy in Kuwait City, Kuwait   

Malawi Consul General in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

Other Malawi Missions

Malawi Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil

Malawi Embassy in New Delhi, India

Malawi High Commission in London, UK

Malawi Embassy in Tokyo, Japan

Malawi Embassy in Washington, USA

Permanent Mission of the Republic of Malawi To The United Nations

Malawi Embassy in Brussels, Belgium

Malawi Embassy in Berlin, Germany   

 

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