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Malawi Diplomats on the Malawi stand.


New York City, 27 May, 2022.


On 25 May 2022, the Republic of Malawi through its Permanent Mission to the United Nations joined other African states in commemorating Africa Day 2022. The function was held at the Libyan Permanent Mission to the United Nations building. 

Attended by over seventeen African states, the day was celebrated under the subtheme "Africa can feed the world" which was in line with the main theme for the Africa Day 2022 which was "Strengthening resilience in nutrition and food security on the African Continent: Strengthening agro-food systems, health and social protection systems for the acceleration of human, social and economic development."  Malawi, in her capacity as SADC chairperson was also joined by several southern African states such as Zambia, Mauritius, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Tanzania. 

In his Africa Day 2022 message, the Chairperson of the African Union, Mr Moussa Faki Mahamat expressed optimism about Africa's efforts. "While the results may not match our ambitions, we are on the right path" He said. There were other goodwill messages from H.E. Collen Vixen Kelapile, President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council; H.E. Abdulla Shahid, President of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly and H.E. Antonio Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations.

On her part, Her Excellency Ambassador Fatima Kyari Mohammed, Permanent Representative of the African Union Observer Mission to the United Nations expressed her joy for the exhibition, which she said, came after two years of absence due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Ambassador reminded the gathering that the aim of the African Day which is commemorated on 25 May every year, was to reflect on how far the African continent has gone, the achievements made and also to focus on the road ahead.


DPR Lieutenant General Clement Namangale (second from left) poses for a photo with AU Ambassador

H.E Fatima Mohammed (middle) and other diplomats.


Speaking to Malawian diplomats, the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Malawi to the United Nations, Lieutenant General Clement Namangale (rtd) said that the function allowed Malawi to showcase her potential in tourism and culture. He also expressed his excitement at the interaction opportunities that the function offered.


The commemorations were also spiced up by an exhibition showcasing and sampling of various cuisines from all the five Africa regions.