Malawi's Vice President Saulos Klaus Chilima on Sunday landed in Cairo to represent President Lazarus Chakwera at the 21st Common Market for the Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Heads of State Summit slated for Tuesday, November 23.
The Vice President was in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) where he attended the Dubai Expo 2020.
Some weeks ago, Chilima delivered a public lecture to the SADC Summit in Lilongwe on the need for African countries to embrace Digitalisation and will also speak at the Summit whose theme is "Building Resilience Through Strategic Digital Economic Integration."
Arriving through Cairo International Airport, the Vice President was welcomed by Malawi's Ambassador to Egypt, Caroline Bwanali and top Egypt government officials.
On Monday, the Vice President was scheduled to hold a number of meetings with Egypt government officials ahead of the Summit.
The theme of the Summit, “Building Resilience Through Strategic Digital Economic Integration”, was motivated by emerging and global economic and trade dynamics in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has heavily impacted the COMESA region's integration agenda.