President of Malawi addresses SMP AGM live

13 October 2021

His Excellency Dr Lazarus Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi and ex officio Scotland Malawi Partnership (SMP) Hon. Co-Patron, addressed the SMP’s 2021 Annual General Meeting speaking live from State House, Lilongwe.

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Watch the President’s speech in full here.
Read the President’s speech in full here.

The President gave an inspiring address, having been briefed on progress in the last year against the three priorities he communicated when speaking at the SMP’s 2020 AGM.

His Excellency spoke of his enthusiasm for the bilateral relationship and his hope that it would be a model for the rest of the world to follow.

SMP members were able to ask questions of the President live, with detailed discussions about the President’s vision and priorities for Malawi’s long term economic development.

The meeting was also addressed by the Deputy First Minister of Scotland and leading Malawian artist Prof Samson Kambalu.