The Chair of the COMESA Authority of Heads of State and Governments and the Secretary General have, on behalf of the regional economic block, congratulated the new President of Malawi, Dr Lazarus Chakwera for his victory in the recent presidential elections.
In his message, the Chairperson, President Andry Rajoelina of Madagascar, described the Malawi Presidential elections as reflective of the collective will of the people.
“This ushers in the beginning of the journey towards a peaceful and stable environment, forming a foundation for social and economic national development,” he said. “Through a democratic electoral process, modern States are integrated in the comity of nations, and this provides opportunities and benefits from the unity of purpose availed through regional cooperation.”
Secretary General Chileshe Kapwepwe applauded the President and the people of Malawi for the peaceful elections leading to a smooth political transition.
“We applaud the people of Malawi for exercising their civic duty in a peaceful and calm manner, thereby enabling the conduct of a presidential election which upheld the tenets of democracy,” the SG noted. “I have no doubt that during President Chakwera’s presidency, the collaboration between Malawi and COMESA will not only be maintained but will receive a fresh impetus for the mutual benefit of your country and the region.”
She commended the former President H.E Prof. Peter Mutharika for his service to the country over the last five years.
Malawi is a founder Member of COMESA and hosts two of its institutions: The COMESA Competition Commission and the Federation of National Association of Women in Business (FEMCOM).