President Sejdiu sets out for a visit to Malawi

The President of Republic of Kosovo, Dr. Fatmir Sejdiu, set out today for an official visit to Malawi, upon an invitation by the President of the country Bingu Wa Mutharika. The Minister of Foreign Affairs Skënder Hyseni and other Kosovo state officials will accompany the President during the trip.

President Sejdiu had a meeting with President Mutharika in September 2009, and Malawi, a country with around 15 million inhabitants and one of the most west-oriented countries in Africa, has recognized the Republic of Kosovo in November 2009.

Apart from meeting President Mutharika, President Sejdiu will also address the Parliament of this state and meet senior officials and diplomats of other states accredited in Malawi.

In a statement made at Pristina Airport before his departure, President Sejdiu reminded the meeting with President Mutharika in New York and the fact that he had kept the promise to recognize the Republic of Kosovo, a recognition that was announced two months following the meeting.

President Sejdiu emphasized that the visit will help boost cooperation between the two countries, and praised highly the fact that President Mutharika is the current Chairman of the African Union and a personality with a particular influence in the African continent.

“We believe that the visit will pave the way for a new era of cooperation between the two countries and that this important and influential personality of your country and the African world will urge the other countries of Africa to recognize the Republic of Kosovo”, President Sejdiu said.