London, July 26: His Excellency the President Dr Lazarus Chakwera arrived in London, United Kingdom on Monday, at the invitation of the UK Government to attend the Global Education Summit from the 28th to the 29th of July, 2021.
Upon his arrival at the Windsor suite of Heathrow Airport, Chakwera and the First Lady, Madame Monica Chakwera were welcomed by Special Representative of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London Major Jeremy Fern.
The Representative of the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Mr. Robert Gibson and the Malawi Envoy to the United Kingdom, Kena Mphonda and diplomats at the Malawi High Commission also welcomed the President.
The Malawi Leader is among a few leaders UK Prime Minister Rt Hon Boris Johnson has extended invitation to attend in person the summit which he will co-Chair with Kenyan President, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta.
The Ministry of Education has said the Global Education Summit which focuses on Global Education Partnership, will strive to raise US$5billion. The Education Ministry said in a statement Malawi has been a beneficiary of the partnership.
President Chakwera will share Malawi’s commitment to financing education, including allocation of 20 percent of public resources by his government towards education.
According to the official programme released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, apart from the summit, the President will engage with British Members of Parliament, deliver a statement at the Chatham House and engage investors in rail and infrastructure development among other engagements.
The President is accompanied by officials from the Ministry of Education, Foreign Affairs and Finance among others.