Chaponda Applauds Mozambique’s Peaceful Power Transition

george-chaponda_120701kForeign Affairs and International Corporation Minister Dr. George Chaponda has applauded Mozambique for its peaceful conduct in the transition of power following the October 15, 2014 general elections.

Chaponda who represented President Arthur Peter Mutharika at the swearing in ceremony of the new Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi in Maputo on Thursday, said he was impressed by support the new leader has received from the outgoing president.

“As a representative of Malawi, I am very impressed by how smoothly power has been handed over from the outgoing President Armando Guebuza to President Nyusi. There is also an assurance by President Guebuza to support the new government,” he said.

The minister added that President Mutharika sends his best regards to the new Mozambique leader and assures him of Malawi’s continued support in strengthening the bilateral relationship that exists between the two countries in sectors such as transport and communication.

Dr. Chaponda was among the high profile guests list at the ceremony. He represented President Mutharika who cancelled his proposed trip for the ceremony because of the worsening floods situation in Malawi.