LILONGWE--Pres Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria has embarked on a two-day visit to Malawi, a sign of improved bilateral relations between the two countries.
Jonathan who arrived in Malawi's capital of Lilongwe at 6.30 am local time was welcomed by his counterpart Joyce Banda and senior government officials.
The Nigerian president brought with him a 180-member delegation and is expected to fulfill a number of engagements in Malawi.
This morning he will sign a visitor’s book at the Civic Centre where he will be granted Freedom of the City before proceeding to New State House for bilateral talks with Pres Banda.
From New State House he will proceed to Chitedze on the outskirts of Lilongwe where he will launch a new project on cassava development.
Later in the afternoon Jonathan will open the first ever business forum for the two countries before signing agreements with Banda and holding a press conference.
In the evening Pres Banda will host a state banquet in his honour before leaving Tuesday morning for Botswana.
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