LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation is scheduled to launch the much awaited Malawi Foreign Policy and Diaspora Engagement Policy on February 18, 2019.
The Malawi Diaspora Engagement Policy seeks to establish a mutually beneficial relationship between Malawi and her Diaspora, with the underlying goal of engaging and empowering Malawians abroad to effectively make significant and effective contribution to the development of the country.
In a press statement available to The Maravi Post, The ministry’s spokesperson Rejoice Shumba says the two Policies will be launched at the Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in capital Lilongwe by Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
Shumba said the launch will start at 9am and will be graced by Ministers, Senior Government officials, Malawi Diaspora Representatives and the Diplomatic community among others.
“The Policy, therefore, focuses on how to harness and maximize the potential of the many Malawians abroad to contribute to the socio-economic transformation of the country while at the same time meeting their wants, needs and expectations in a lasting partnership.
“The Malawi Foreign Policy (MFP) is the Government of Malawi’s blueprint that spells out Malawi’s policy on foreign relations, outlines priorities and guides the country’s engagement with the international community in advancing its national interest while responding to the emerging global issues,” says Shumba.