A plane carrying United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon made an emergency landing at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe on Sunday night.
According to reports, the plane which was on its way to South Africa crash landed after it run out of fuel, forcing the UN chief to spend close to an hour in the country.
He was however not alone during that time as President Peter Mutharika ordered Minister of Agriculture George Chaponda and several police officers to go to the airport and keep Ki Moon company.
Minister of Information Patricia Kaliati said Chaponda and Ki Moon did not discuss anything official.
“President Mutharika sent the Agriculture minister just for protocol, to be with him when his plane was being refuelled, they did not hold diplomatic discussions,” said Kaliati.
Ki Moon is famous in Malawi for negotiating for the release of two gay men who had been jailed for 14 years in 2011.