Written by MALAWI NEWS AGENCY
Malawi’s new permanent envoy to the United Nations (UN), Ambassador Charles Msosa on Monday presented his Letters of Credence to the Secretary-General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, at the United Nations headquarters, New York, USA.
Office of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Malawi to the United Nations in New York made the announcement in a press release dated February 5, 2013.
The release said accepting the letters, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hailed Malawi President Joyce Banda for the sound leadership she has demonstrated since she became Malawi’s leader in April 2012.
Ban said he has high respect for Pres Banda and the path she has taken in leading the country and he pledged to continue to work with her administration to enhance the existing good relations between Malawi and the UN.
“The UN envoy cited the four-fold yield at the UN supported Mwandama project in Zomba district as evidence that Malawi is a hard working country,” reads the release in part.
Responding to the UN Secretary-General, Ambassador Msosa said he was grateful to the Malawi President for the appointment of Permanent Representative at the Permanent Mission of Malawi to the United Nations.
According to the release, Msosa expressed great joy that Malawi is a member of the Commission on the Status of Women as well as Executive Board Member of the Gender Entity UN Women and that he looked forward to vibrant and fruitful discussions for the benefit of Malawi.
The new ambassador further commended the UN for establishing the UN Women Malawi Office in September 2012.
He assured the UN Chief that the UN Women would improve addressing issues pertaining to gender equality and empowerment of women as well as attaining the gender-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
Msosa also thanked the UN Secretary General for the support the global organization continues to give Malawi in other areas of development and he pledged total commitment to his new role as Permanent Representative to the best of his capabilities.