MoS Muraleedharan to visit Zimbabwe, Malawi to add momentum to bilateral ties
India shares excellent bilateral relations with both Zimbabwe and Malawi
Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs V Muraleedharan will pay an official visit to Zimbabwe and Malawi from Monday.
He will visit the Republic of Zimbabwe on June 6-7 and the Republic of Malawi on June 8-9, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Sunday.
According to the MEA, the visit of the Minister of State for External Affairs would add further momentum to the multifaceted relations with these countries.
MoS Muraleedharan will also review the progress of the development assistance projects under the Government of India Lines of Credit (LoCs) and Grants in both the countries, the MEA added.
During the visit to Zimbabwe, MoS Muraleedharan will call on President Emmerson D Mnangagwa and meet other senior leaders of the country. He will also hold discussions with Zimbabwe's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Frederick Shava on various matters to enhance mutual cooperation, the MEA said.
In Malawi, MoS Muraleedharan will call on President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera and meet other senior leaders of the country. He will hold talks with Malawi's Minister of Foreign Affairs Nancy Tembo on matters of mutual interest and cooperation.
According to the MEA, he will also meet a wide cross-section of the Indian community in both the countries and participate in events marking ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations during the visit.
India shares excellent bilateral relations with both Zimbabwe and Malawi ranging across political, economic, cultural and development assistance fields, which have particularly strengthened in the past few years.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian leadership maintained close contacts with the leadership of both the countries and supported them in their fight against the pandemic.