The Malawi President Joyce Banda is scheduled to attend the 20th Ordinary Session of the African Union Heads of State and Government summit to be held on January 27th to 28th in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
This will be the first time for the Malawi President to attend the AU summit since the death of her predecessor the late Bingu Wa Mutharika. It would be recalled that the last summit was scheduled to be hosted by Malawi but it had to be moved to Addis Ababa at the very last minute when the Malawi government threatened to have the Sudanese leader Omar al Bashir arrested in fulfillment of an International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrant against him if he attends the summit.
According to the State House Press Officer, Steve Nhlane, the President will leave the country for Ethiopia on Friday and after the summit, she will proceed to South Korea for a Global Development Summit.
"The president will give a keynote address at the Global Summit and will also hold high level bilateral discussions with the President of South Korea," he said.
The President will also engage potential investors who would want to invest and do their businesses in Malawi.
Source African Press Agency
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