Vice President Saulos Chilima who is also leader of the United Transformation Movement (UTM) has left the country for Nigeria.
Chilima left yesterday through Kamuzu International Airport. In Nigeria, the vice president will attend the second Africa-Israel dialogue at the invitation of former President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo.
Special Assistant to the Vice President on Economic Affairs Milward Tobias said in a press statement that the theme of the dialogue is Agriculture and Technology for Development.
Tobias added that the event has drawn participation of various experts and political leaders.
The vice president is expected back in the country on Wednesday, October 31.
Chilima who dumped the governing Democratic Progressive Party in June this year is facing pressure to resign as vice president as some organisations accuse of him of receiving a salary without working.
However, Chilima recently rejected the calls saying he is still working and he has a contract with Malawians.
The trip to Nigeria is Chilima’s second foreign trip this month following another one to the United Kingdom where he went for holiday and private engagements.