By Draxon Maloya
Malawi leader, Lazarus Chakwera will follow the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (Unga) via virtual conferencing.
This is the first time for Chakwera to attend to such high level meeting after ascending to power just some six month ago.
Unga and other high-level meetings will be held on virtual platform from September to October 5th this year.
Foreign Affairs minister, Eisenhower Mkaka while confirming about the development said this in wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic which has distracted businesses globally.
“United Nations General Assembly remains as such, even if there will be no physical interaction, the country will benefit in a number of ways from the meetings held and agreements made,” Mkaka said.
On the importance of bilateral relations, Mkaka said the Tonse Alliance government is taking international relations seriously hence his continuous engagement with the foreign minister.
“The Tonse Alliance government is taking bilateral and multilateral relations seriously, thus is why the foreign minister and I have been in talks to try to restore good relationships.
“Even in the fight against Covid-19 and of course several other problems, there is need to work with other countries,” he said.
Apart from the usual issues placed on the agenda, the Unga will also commemorate its 75th anniversary, the Biodiversity Summit and 25th (Silver Jubilee) Anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women.
This year’s session of the Unga is being commemorated under the theme ‘The Future we want: the United Nations we need: Reaffirming our commitment to Multilateral Confronting Covid-19 through effective Multilateral action’
Last month, Chakwera also participated in the Southern African Development Community conference virtually.