Egyptian Ambassador Says Unity Vital to foster development

akweniEgyptian Ambassador to Malawi, Maher El-Adawy has described togetherness as an essential element for Malawi to keep developing.
Speaking on the occasion of the 3rd anniversary of Egypt’s June 30 revolution, the Ambassador said unity can keep a nation together citing a case of Egypt.
He said after the Arab-spring, Egypt neighbours have struggled while Egypt has stood out because the people knew what they wanted and did not allow to be dictated by the west.
“Revolution taught us to do what we wanted and not be told by outsiders. Self-dependence, a strong will of the people and no conditions attached to donor aid enabled us to recover and now become Africa’s second largest economy.
“Similarly, Malawi can move forward if the citizens are united for a common goal to develop the country.
No one should interfere in the running of African countries, they can offer advice but they should not tell us what to do and how to do it,” he said.
El-Adawy added that the media has an important role in promoting unity by writing positive stories about
the country.
He said while foreign media may look for negative things to write about African countries, it is the duty of local press to make good impression of the country.
Meanwhile, Information, Communications, Technology and Civic Education Minister Patricia Kaliati has said that Malawi government treasures the cooperation that exist between the two countries.mbc