Malawi News Agency (Lilongwe)

26 April 2014

Malawi: JB Leaves for Tanzania

Lilongwe — President Dr. Joyce Banda on Saturday morning left for Tanzania through Kamuzu International Airport where she is expected to attend a day-long 50 years anniversary since Tanganyika and Zanzibar joined together as one state.

Speaking before departure President Banda said this is an important occasion whereby Tanzania has led by example for unity amongst the African countries.

She said as the Chairperson of Southern African Development Community (SADC) she has noted that Tanzania is one of the countries that have good leadership.

"As the chairperson of SADC, I feel this is a very important meeting that today (Saturday) African leaders together with Tanzanian President will cerebrate the union between Tanganyika and Zanzibar to form the United Republic of Tanzania.

"This will also enable the relationship and peace between the two countries to continue growing," President Banda explained.

Malawi's Vice President Khumbo Kachali, Minister of Industry and Trade Sosten Gwengwe, Minister of Transport and Public Works Ulemu Chilapondwa were among others who saw off the President at the Airport.

The President is expected to return home today (Saturday).

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