Malawi, Tanzania plan meeting to strengthen ties

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Governments of Tanzania and Malawi expect to hold a meeting of the joint commission for bilateral cooperation early next year in a deliberate move to cement relationship between the two neighbouring nations, Malawi24 understands.

The Tanzanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation Wazili Mahiga said in a statement in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday that the envisaged meeting will bring together experts from two nations to deliberate on various issues of cooperation.

The gathering, according to the statement, will also allow experts to deliberate on the challenges facing the bilateral cooperation of the two countries as well as ponder on the new areas that the two countries seek to forge cooperation for mutual benefits.

Wazili Mahiga

Wazili Mahiga: We want to strengthen the ties.

“The experts will also come up with new areas of cooperation and set strategies of implementing joint projects that will be agreed upon,” said Mahiga, noting that participants attending the meeting will as well discuss joint cooperation in business and investment, transport, energy, tourism and security.

Meanwhile, Mahiga has trashed media reports suggesting that the border dispute between Tanzania and Malawi over Lake Nyasa is being handled by international arbitrators.

A section of media had reported that Tanzania-Malawi border dispute over the lake has recently landed at the United Nations (UN).

But the Tanzanian foreign affairs minister clarified that the dispute is being handled by the panel of retired leaders from Southern African Development Cooperation (SADC).

The panel of mediators is led by former President of Mozambique Joachim Chisano with assistance from former Presidents of Botswana and South Africa, Festus Mogae and Thabo Mbeki respectively. The panel formed by the Forum for Former African Heads of State and Government was tasked to examine various evidences that Tanzania and Malawi had submitted over the disputed Africa’s third biggest lake.

The ministry noted further in its statement that the panel had already met the two sides in Mozambique for preliminary consultation, adding that despite the pending dispute, diplomatic relationship between Tanzania and Malawi remain intact.

“Diplomatic relations between the two nations have been getting deeper day by day in all spheres of life -economic, political and social,” the minister said.

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  1. By today young pioneers could be so strong which could help our sleeping soldiers to fight these fucken forks. Hope this was the plan for our founding President Kamuzu that to make a strong Malawi and not a joking nation.

  2. if things are wrong they are wrong. this relationship is salty since kamuzu.ican tell my fellow Malawians magufuri knows exactly what he is doing. we have a very weak leadership in our country.lets just wait and see

  3. The politicians!! They are the same people!! They know each other!! Soka ndi iwe ndi ine!! Poor people likely suffer’s. Nonsense!!

  4. a jose namwe walikumupasani vivichi? apa za vifusi palije but nkhani njakuti awa titchayane waka coz we have soldiers coz contact and dialogue yatondeka, all soldiers who are in different forests must go ku nyanja ndiyo wakalondenge coz forests are for forest guards this is profession abuse

  5. Malawi, a landlocked country is trying to strengthen ties with Tanzania a country that provides Malawi access to the ocean isnt weakness but rather strategic, we will be the same ones that will be rushing on facebook posts complaining about fuel shortages if Tanzania blocked our access to its ports. The shortsightedness in this country is amazing

  6. Ukakhala wopanda nzelu anzako adzakudyela masuku pamutu ukuona. Nyanja yadziko lako ufuna ukambilane ndindani, ukuopa chinthu chaiwe mwini!!! that’s poor!!!!

  7. Tsegulani link yo kuti mumve bwino osango commenta umbuli because not all Malawians are ignorant, your comments can determine what kind of people Malawi as a country is training or bringing up. Our comments akuwelengendwa ndi different people from different corners of the world. Akunena za bilateral cooperation nde basi kuti ndi zanyanja? Vifusi vichi?

  8. Koma Amalawi Nditanzania Yomwe Kumatidyera Masuku Pamtu Ngati Mlola Zimenezo Muwapasiletu Ndidziko Lose Chifukwa Sizingatheke Kuti Malire Anagawidwa Kale Kenaka Mziti Mkambirane Zakugawana Malire

  9. koma ali mantha atipeteketsa ino ndi nthawi yomenyera ufulu wa ana athu ngati adaluza nkhondo ali ndi a German tiyeni tawaumbudze kachiwiri ationjeza

  10. INE SINDIKUWONA ZOKAMBIRANAZAKE APA NOKHA TANGOGANIZA LAKE MALAWI KUMUONESA PA MAP A KWAWO TIZITI PALI ADIVANTEGE APO ASSSA TINGOTHANA BASI APA

  11. They know the truth,Malawi govt be alert like a snake,no matter how many times a monkey can exercise it will never become a gorilla.We are peaceful nation we believe in contact and dialogue but we can’t let them take a portion on something that doesn’t belong to them.No need of discussing lake desputes only tourism and trade because the lake belong to us.

  12. Dr Banda was good at protecting this country to the fullest wat is happening now i dont understand it… kutiona kupusatu kumeneku MATAIFAWA ? kodi Lake Tanganyika sikuwakwanira? I really miss Dr H Kamuzu Banda. Eish !! GOD BLESS MOTHER MALAWI

  13. Why hv they started thinking of strenghning the ties today,with all illtreatment they hv done to us as malawians,taking our children to their houses and pay them peanuts,out of many years of lake malawis existence TZ decided to take the lake coz it has durable oil…When did you realised that the ties or relation is shaking ,unbeleavable.

  14. Apa Palibe Zokambilana Nyanja Ndi Ya Malawi Tiyike Chitetezo Pa Nyanja Yathu Komaso Asilikali Aloweletu Pasi Pa Maziwa Zonye Ngelelana Palibe Tidule Mapazi Basi !

  15. Izi ndiye za pa mtumbo, akutilanda nyanja, why do we need any talks with an aggressor, the postive thing the malawi governmentcan do now is to call our ambassodor and chase theirs..

  16. Unless they stop talking nonsense about Lake Malawi otherwise let them get lost no appeasement policy here, these are very bad neighbours you can’t trust them!

  17. Kunena kwandithendithe nanthambwe anazitengera.peter muthalika analonjeza kuti akazangowina. Azakasegula doko la nsanje ndipo anatiso nyanja palibe kukambilana ndiyathu.lero pazinthu ziwilizi palibe chomwe chachitika kaya mwina wayiwala.

  18. Amalawi msalole kuti tigawane nyanja ndi tanzania nyanja ndi yamalawi asapange zausilu atanzania ndianthu akuba ..anamwenyana ndi uganda akulimbanaso ndi kenya chifukwa cha kilimanjalo akulimbanaso ndi zanziba zanziba ikufuna inkhale payenkha iwowo sakufuna chifukwa cha mafuta asogoleli amalawi msalole kuti nyanja tigawane tizamenyana wonkhawonkha tatopa nazo zimenezi ..tanzania imaziwa kuti amalawi ndi wogona kwambili

  19. Kalikoti Pala Akukhumba Kukola Nkhuku,akuona Dankha Umo Nkhuku Zakhalira.Pusanii Chomene Matama Lendeee Nga Mwalya Mbumbu,munkhungu Nayo Tikumusekera??Amwibilaninge Chikulu Sono Nyanja Yachepa.

  20. Malawi has weak leadership, why strengthen ties after they have grabbed part of our lake. I suppose we should take back the lake and then later start those talks.

  21. Strengthen ties with people who want to still our lake and who persecuting our beloved sisters and brothers in Tanzania!! I rilly miss Ngwazi the zero tolerance president…….Malawi oooooooops!!

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