Written by YAMIKANI SIMUTOWE
BLANTYRE—Malawi’s President Joyce Banda arrived home on Monday from South Korea where she attended the first ever Global Development Summit at the 2013 Special Olympics Winter Games in PyeongChang in the northern Asian country.
Speaking to journalists on arrival at Kamuzu International Airport in the capital, Lilongwe, Banda said the South Korean government pledged to support various sectors in the country including health and telecommunications.
She said South Korea is ready to support Malawians who intend to study in their country.
Pres Banda also held bilateral talks with some key figures including the South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.
The Malawi leader delivered a key note address at the summit whose theme was “Ending the Cycle of Poverty and Exclusion for People with Intellectual Disabilities.”
On Monday, Pres Banda was expected to hold discussions with health experts in an effort to find solutions to acute shortage of drugs in public hospitals.
The talks, according to State Secretary Steven Nhlane, will take place at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe.
(c) The Maravi Post 2013