President Bingu Wa Mutharika hosts an official dinner for President SejdiuIn the course of his visit to Malawi, the President of Republic of Kosovo, Dr. Fatmir Sejdiu, participated last night in an official dinner hosted by President Mutharika. In attendance were also Minister of Foreign Affairs Skënder Hyseni and Kosovo Ambassador to the United Kingdom Muhamet Hamiti. Hundreds of Malawi representatives of cultural and political communities were also present.
In his address to the present, President Bingu Wa Mutharika said that he is proud that his country was one of the first African countries to recognize the independence of Kosovo.
He also reaffirmed his strong support and commitment to maintain cooperation between the two countries.
In his speech held during the official dinner, President Sejdiu said: We had the chance to express to His Excellency, President Mutharika, our appreciation for the great decision that he has taken, with the blessing of his people, to recognize the independence of Kosovo. I had the opportunity to update him on the evolutions in and progress made by Republic of Kosovo two years following the declaration of its independence. I also informed him about the vision of our new country to build and foster peace and stability.
Further, President Sejdiu said there are many issues that serve to establish strong ties between the two countries, despite the long geographical distance between them.
It is true that there is a long geographic distance between us, but there are many issues that relate to the past and to our vision for the future. Republics of Kosovo and Malawi share the same fate of having many friends in the world who have extended to us the hand of cooperation and support for a speedy growth in facing all challenges that lie ahead. At the time in which we are living, we are obliged to do more for the future generations. Each state, in its territory and as much as it can, must reflect a positive energy, President Sejdiu said.
He also invited the Republic of Malawi and other friend countries to maintain their cooperation and support.
We expect a support by the Republic of Malawi and by other friend countries that will recognize the Republic of Kosovo soon. 69 countries have recognized Kosovo thus far and we expect new recognitions soon, as that would facilitate a speedy advancement towards and access to other international institutions, the President of Republic of Kosovo, Dr. Fatmir Sejdiu emphasized.