16/06/2016: VISIT BY HONOURABLE FRANCIS KASAILA, M.P., MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION, JUNE 11, 2016
On June 11, 2016, the Embassy was privileged to have hosted the new Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hon. Francis Kasaila, M.P. The Honourable Minister was accompanied by the Principal Secretary, Dr. Dalitso Kabambe.
During the visit, the Honourable Minister met with members of staff and inspected government properties. He also met with a State Department official where he had discussions of mutual interest between Malawi and the US. The Minister was hosted to a lunch at the Ambassador’s Residence where he met and had conversations with some Malawians in the Washington DC area.
The Minister was also a guest of Honour and Keynote Speaker at an ITH Charities (Information Technology and Healthcare)/Face of Harvest ‘Give Back Malawi’ event. The purpose of the event was to create awareness and raise funds to support Mzuzu University with screening materials and equipment, provide free eye screening and treatment for thousands of children in Malawi, provide the Malawi Ministry of Health with some computers to facilitate Electronic Medical Record Keeping, to provide aid to the Ekwendeni School for the Blind, and to provide specialized medicines (specifically formulated sunscreen) eye treatment, and food supplies to hundreds of persons with albinism.