The Vice President of the Republic of Liberia Chief Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor has ended a five-day working visit to Lilongwe, Malawi, which lasted from June 9th to 14th, 2021.

While in Malawi, Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor paid a courtesy call on Dr. Lazarus Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi. The two leaders exchanged pleasantries and affirmed renewed cooperation between Liberia and Malawi.

Vice President Howard-Taylor applauded President Chakwera for his stance on women empowerment, evident by 39% of women appointment in his cabinet.

She further commended President Chakwera for creating the platform for women and branded him a true “HeforShe” champion. 

While in Malawi, Madam the Liberian vice president also held talks with her Malawian counterpart, Saulos Chilima.

The meeting with Malawi’s Vice President Chilima centered on the possibilities of exploring investment opportunities in both countries with an agenda to identify specific areas of engagements.

Vice President Chilima acknowledged Liberia’s rich history in leading the liberation struggle which occasioned the independence of many countries on the African continent. He expressed willingness to learn from Liberia’s experience on the international stage.

The two vice presidents were keen on collaborating in the extractive industry and how both nations’ resources can improve the livelihood of the peoples. 

Vice President Howard-Taylor also had fruitful discussions with Catherine Gotani Hara, the first elected female Speaker of the Malawian parliament.

The Liberian vice president and the Malawian Speaker’s meeting focused on the need to encourage more women into politics and strategies [to be used] to support women who are already in parliament.

As President of the Liberian Senate, Vice President Howard-Taylor assured Speaker Hara of the establishment of a cohesive relationship between the Parliaments of both Nations and the compelling need to strive for the election of more women in parliament, according to a statement from VP Howard-Taylor’s office.

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