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Structure of the Ministry

The Ministry is headed by a Minister, who is sometimes assisted by a Deputy Minister.  The Ministry is responsible for providing political guidance and advise.

At management level, the Ministry is headed by a Principal Secretary who is answerable to the Minister.  There are four departments, each headed by Director and 19 Diplomatic Missions including 2 Consulate Generals.  There is also the Legal Affairs Section which is responsible for Treaties and other international legal instruments which Malawi is party to ;

The Ministry’s Departments are;

  • Administration and Finance
  • International Cooperation
  • Political Affairs
  • Protocol

The Malawi Diplomatic Missions abroad also form part of the Ministry’s organizational structure.

Location and Contacts

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
P.O. Box 30315
                Capital City,  Lilongwe 3


Tel: +265 1 789 088/789 115
Fax: +265 1 788 482/789 112

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