Malawi still in bed with Tanzania despite Lake row

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The Tanzanian government that its relationship with Malawi remains vibrant despite the sustained row over which nation owns Lake Malawi.

Tanzania’s Foreign Affairs Minister Augustine Mahiga made the remarks in Lilongwe at the end of the fourth session of the Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation.

Mahiga said the lake dispute is sometimes blown out of proportion as if it was the only issue of diplomatic concern between the two countries.

Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi dispute rages on.

He said Malawi and Tanzania continues to enjoy a healthy cooperation in various areas of mutual interest such as trade, health, education and political governance.

The minister added that Tanzania considers Malawi as a natural ally because of both geographical and cultural proximity.

The Tanzanian Foreign Affairs Minister indicated that while the border issue is important it should not overshadow the many gains of their diplomatic relations which include free movement of the citizens in the two countries. Mahiga, however, expressed hope that the lake dispute will be resolved soon following the meeting between President Peter Mutharika and the Tanzanian Leader John Magufuli a few days ago in Ethiopia during the AU summit.

Commenting on the issue Malawian Foreign Affairs Minister Francis Kasaila said the meeting of the two Heads of State in Addis Ababa provides fresh impetus to resolve the issue amicably.

At the fourth Joint Permanent Commission for Cooperation in Lilongwe the two countries signed an agreement to promote direct flights between the two nations as a way of facilitating inter-trade.

Tanzania claims that the other part of Lake Malawi belongs to them up to an extent that they produced a new map including the part of the lake.

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  1. Kumalaw kulibe presdent,,presdent mkamuzu bas,,opanda manowa satithandza,,mupite kuMakanjra mkobe,,part of malaw ili kumozambk pano,,mafumu aesera kulankhula koma manyi abomawa sakuyankhapo kanthu,,mupite kumwanza uko mozambk idalowa 500m aboma sakuchtapo kanthu,,koma kuba nd kuDulitsa Chimanga,,asilikali nawo akut alibusy mkudikira nkhalango zazii,,zamanyiiii,,,

  2. Ndichifukwa dziko limafuna anthu olimba mtima ngati KAMUZU BANDA.sizinali nkhaza ai, tangoganizani president wa TANZANIA Julius nyerere anayeserapo kuti atenge nyanja koma kamuzu anamuuza amodzi anasiyera pomwepo.

  3. I don’t think the Media is of any good when discussing sensitive issues despite the need for information. Our raw or half baked media will report every rubbish with no regard of the consequences. To them, what ever comes on the table is edible, a candle or a bottle cork.

  4. There is Lakegate there. You can Peter is quiet now its not campaign time. There is nothing to happen. Tanzanians have leaders while Malawi has money hungry leaders. Forget about lake during that leadership

  5. Ndilembe chichewa
    ngati mungapita kumalire a Moshco ndi Mw kt mutuluke mukapeza asilikari a Moshco every 50 meters yet kumbali ya Mw simukapezako munthu pa 5000 Km or pano mupite ku Ruo or kwa Chithumba ku Mwanza mukaona m’mene Moshco yalowela ndiye mukaziwa how our government is not strick about the security of the boarders and ourselves aswel

  6. MATAIFA ALIBE NDIMANYANZIWOMWETU MUTIGAILE NYANJA ANANGOMVA KUTI MULI TIMAMAFUTA MTIMA BIIII KUWANYANSA. KADUKA KAGALU MBUZI ZAWANTHU. KUTOLANA USILU YETI.

  7. TANZANIA NDI TANZANIA MALAWI NDI MALAWI BASI SITIDYELA MBALE IMODZI AI. IWOWO ALI NDINYANJA ZAWO LAKE TANGANYIKA. IFE NGAKHALE NTHAWI YA AZUNGU AMAINENA LAKE NYASA SANAINENEPO KUTI LAKE TANGANYIKA AI. KAYA SWAILI INAKUPHWANYANI MUTU KAYA.

  8. after 51 years of independence then someone is trying to take our own beloved lake M on our watch mmm it seems Malawi is still asleep more a specially u our leaders plz change ur mindset we lv u

  9. inu muzimasulira chizungu amalawi ambili sitinaphuzire chifukwa chamavuto osowa fees kodi mukamati still in bed kusonyeza kuti maboma amenewa akuchitana zachisembwere kuchipinda eishiiiiii ndiye akapatsana mimba zitithera bwanji?