New Delhi: Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, V. Muraleedharan will pay an official visit to the Republic of Zimbabwe (06-07 June 2022) and the Republic of Malawi (08-09 June 2022).
During the visit to Zimbabwe, he will call on Emmerson D. Mnangagwa, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and meet other senior leaders of the country.
He will also hold discussions with Dr. Frederick Shava, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Zimbabwe on various matters to enhance mutual cooperation, the MEA announced on Sunday.
During his visit to Malawi, the Minister will call on Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of Malawi and meet other senior leaders of the country.
He will also hold talks with Ms. Nancy Tembo, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malawi on matters of mutual interest and cooperation.
The MoS will also meet a wide cross-section of the Indian community in both the countries and participate in events marking ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations during the visit, the MEA said.
MoS will also review the progress of the development assistance projects under the Government of India Lines of Credit (LoCs) and Grants in both countries.
India shares excellent bilateral relations with both Zimbabwe and Malawi ranging across political, economic, cultural and development assistance fields.
The ties have particularly strengthened in the past few years.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Indian leadership maintained close contacts with the leadership of both the countries and supported them in their fight against the pandemic. The visit of the Minister of State for External Affairs would add further momentum to the multifaceted relations with these countries, the MEA said in a release.