Vice President Saulosi Klaus Chilima has said that the 41st Ordinary SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government which starts next week is a great opportunity for the country to give the best impression to the world.
The Vice President said this when he met members of the Ministerial Committee in readiness of Malawi’s hosting of the Summit.
He met the Ministerial Committee to appreciate the status of Malawi’s preparedness in readiness of the forthcoming Summit.
“Malawi should regard the hosting of the Summit and the assuming of the SADC Chairmanship as a one time opportunity to show the world what it is capable of and display the beauty that the country has,”Chilima said.
During the meeting, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Eisenhower Mkaka, presented
a report on the position of preparations of the Summit, as submitted by the various Subcommittees.
The Vice President said he will tour all Summit hotspots to ensure that all things are in place.
Chilima is expected to inspect the Kamuzu International Airport and the Summit venue on Wednesday.
He will also inspect Kamuzu Central Hospital on Thursday.
The advance team from the SADC Secretariat arrived in the country on Wednesday.