Written by MALAWI NEWS AGENCY
LILONGWE--Malawi has reopened its High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation announced Friday.
According to a press release from the Ministry made available to the Malawi News Agency (Mana), the High Commission was reopened on March 1, 2013.
The press release said Brigadier General Marcel Chirwa had been appointed Deputy High Commissioner and “will be in charge of the Mission until the appointment of a High Commissioner in due course.”
The press release, signed by the Ministry’s Public Relations Officer, Quent Kalichero, said the governments of Malawi and Kenya cooperate in a number of areas under a Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation (JPCC) established in 2002.
“The re-opening of its Diplomatic Mission in Nairobi that was closed in 2005 will further cement the bonds of friendship existing between the two Governments,” it said.
The reopening of the Mission fulfills an agreement that was reached between Malawi’s President, Dr Joyce Banda and her Kenyan counterpart, Mwai Kibakki when the latter visited Malawi in January this year.
Malawi and Kenya established their diplomatic ties in 1964 and since then, the relations have grown from strength to strength.