The Ministry of Local Government and Public Works has signed a Memorandum of understanding on Local Government with the Ministry of Local Government, Unity and Culture in Malawi as part of the deepening relations between the two sister countries.
The MoU was signed last week during President Mnangagwa’s state visits to Malawi.
The signing ceremony was held on Thursday at the Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe. Zimbabwe was represented by its Local Government and Public Works Minister Honourable July Moyo while Malawi was represented by its Foreign Affairs Minister Honourable Nancy Tembo.
The MoU was part of nine agreements that Zimbabwe and Malawi signed during the State Visit.
The signing ceremony was witnessed by President Mnangagwa and his Malawian counterpart Dr Lazurus Chakwera.
Other MoUs that were signed were in Women Empowerment, Community Development and Gender Affairs, Information and Broadcasting, Energy Cooperation, Forestry Management, Police (and) Immigration Cooperation.
Speaking after the signing ceremony, President Mnangagwa said it was regrettable that trade between Zimbabwe and Malawi has been relatively low, despite immense opportunities for growth.
The MoU followed the conclusion of the 11th session of the Zimbabwe-Malawi Joint Permanent Commission held in Lilongwe.