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Japan to Continue Supporting Malawi

By Amalawi - Mon Dec 02, 5:36 pm

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Lilongwe: Mr Shuichiro Nishioka the newly appointed Japanese Ambassador, has pledged his government’s continued support to the republic of Malawi.

Receiving the new Japanese envoy, President Joyce Banda, thanked the Japanese government, Banda acknowledged Japanese support and encouraged the Japanese government to carry own supporting the people of Malawi. The Malawi leader said she looked forward to increased cooperation with Japan in various areas.

Japan’s assistance to Malawi has made a significant contribution to the development of Malawi in the fields of agriculture, health, and infrastructure through the efforts of Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV), which has sent a cumulative total of 1,500 volunteers to Malawi from 1971 to the present.

Malawi-Japan relations date back to Malawi’s independence in 1964 when the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) opened offices in Malawi.

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JICA supports various projects especially in rural Malawi. Farmers and small local business have benefited a lot from JICA support.

Japan established a Residential Embassy in Lilongwe in 2008, while Malawi’s Embassy in Japan was opened in 1992. Main areas of cooperation between Malawi and Japan include: agriculture and rural development, basic education, water development, maternal and child health, medical services, transport infrastructure development, rural electrification and the One Village One Product (OVOP).

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