Scotland's next First Minister champions people-to-people collaboration

27 March 2023

Joining MSPs in Holyrood of all parties in Autumn ‘22 championing a Sustainable Development Goal, Scottish Government Health Minister, Humza Yousaf MSP chose "Good Health & Wellbeing".

Mr. Yousaf pledged his support for Scotland's dignified people-to-people links with Malawi and noted how much we in Scotland can learn from our friends in Malawi.

When visiting Malawi in 2015 as International Development Minister, Mr. Yousaf commended the bilateral relationship in which 300,000 Scots and two million Malawian benefit. Mr. Yousaf was especially moved by a 'lightbulb moment' when seeing first-hand the life-changing benefits of the electrification of an off-grid rural village in Malawi, enabling children to study after dark.

The Scotland Malawi Partnership continues to value greatly the support of parliamentarians of all parties in Holyrood and Westminster and we look forward to working with Scotland’s next First Minister, Humza Yousaf MSP

"there's lots to learn from our colleagues in Malawi" (Humza Yousaf, MSP)