Government has been advised to come out clear on the benefits and consequences Malawi may get from having diplomatic relations with Jerusalem.
This comes as officials from Palestine has asked president Chakwera to reconsider the decision to have diplomatic mission in Jerusalem saying doing so will put Malawi at
risk of being isolated by other countries.
Unlike Donald Trump, the newly elected United States president Joe Biden has already made his point clear in a run-up to the historical 2020 US presidential election that he is against the idea of having the disputed city of Jerusalem as capital of Israel.
Palestinian president’s special envoy Hanan Jarrar last week said that Malawi has defied international laws and United Nations Resolutions on Jerusalem, and that may have consequences.
In an interview, Maclan Kanyang’wa, International Relations expert said Chakwera’s decision to have an embassy in Jerusalem was made in a hasty and requires an explanation to Malawians.
Kanyang’wa has since said that Malawians need to be told reasons behind the decision.
But in an interview on Monday foreign Malawi’s minister, Eisenhower Mkaka indicated that the decision to have an embassy in a disputed city of Jerusalem is reversible.
Malawi will become the only African country to have diplomatic mission in Jerusalem, joining US and Guatemala.