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Malawi: Putin Invites Chakwera for Russia/Africa Summit

Africa is in state of shock after Russia President Vladimir Putin invited President Dr Lazarus Chakwera to this year’s Russia -Africa Humanitarian Forum slated to take place in July.

This was revealed during the handover ceremony of 20 thousand metric tons of fertilizer by Russia to Malawi.

The fertilizer has been donated from Russian company Uralchem-Uralkali Group.

Nikolai Krasilnikov, Russian Ambassador to Zimbabwe and Malawi said Putin has invited Chakwera to the forum in respect of the mutual relationship standing between Malawi and Russia.

Krasilnikov has since expressed Russia’s commitment towards helping the country in the fight against Cholera saying that health experts are ready to join the battle.

And on his part Sam Kawale , Minister of Agriculture said the invitation speaks volumes of how the two nations would want to deepen their bilateral relationship.

According to Kawale, such summits are vital for country’s like Malawi to develop.

Malawi Government received a donation of 20,000 metric tonnes (about 400,000 bags) of fertilizer from URALCHEM-URALKALI, a Russian Fertilizer company.

Speaking during the official handover ceremony today at Mkwinda EPA in T/A Chiseka, Minister of Agriculture, Sam Dalitso Kawale commended the Russian Government for their commitment to supporting Malawi and urged farmers to efficiently use the fertilizer in order to achieve food security at household levels.