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Friday, August 16, 2013

President Kikwete arrives in Malawi to attend the 33rd Heads of State and Government SADC Summit


H.E. Joyce Banda, President of the Republic of Malawi awaits the arrival of H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania late this afternoon at the Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe, Malawi. 

Tanzania and Malawi Government Officials awaiting the arrival of President Kikwete.  Right is Ambassador Patrick Tsere, High Commissioner of the United Republic of Tanzania in Malawi,  Hon. Dr. William Augustao Mgimwa (MP) (3rd right), Minister for Finance and Ambassador Flossie Gomile-Chidyaonga (2nd left)High Commissioner of Malawi in Tanzania.

President Kikwete descending the stairs upon his arrival at the Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe, Malawi late this afternoon.   President Kikwete is in Malawi ready to attend the 33rd Heads of State and Government SADC Summit to be held at the Bingu International Conference Centre. 

President Joyce Banda of Malawi welcomes her counterpart, President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania. 

President Kikwete listens to a young boy whispering "when I grow up, I want to be a President just like you", just upon his arrival late this afternoon in Lilongwe, Malawi. 

President Kikwete impressively gives a young boy a present, while President Joyce Banda of Malawi witnesses the special moment.  

The Presidents share a light moment as they walk towards the Guard of Honor. 

H.E. President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete inspects the Guard of Honor upon his arrival at the Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe, Malawi. 

President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania and his counterpart President Joyce Banda of Malawi observing National Anthems of both countries. 

President Kikwete addresses members of media who had surrounded him to inquiry about his expectation towards the 33rd Heads of State and Government SADC Summit scheduled to convene on the 17th to 18th of August, 2013.

Some women who have gathered to perform traditional dancing were also in hand to welcome President Kikwete. 

More of traditional entertainments.

A group photo of Hon. Dr. William Augustao Mgimwa (MP) (left), Minister for Finance, Hon. Ephraim Chiume (MP) (center), Minister for Foreign Affairs in Malawi and Ambassador Patrick Tsere, High Commissioner of the United Republic of Tanzania in Malawi.

Hon. Chiume and Ambassador Tsere share some few laughters.

Hon. Bernard K. Membe (MP) (fourth left), Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation in a discussion with Tanzania delegation.  In the photo are Ambassador Radhia Msuya (left), High Commissioner of Tanzania in South Africa, Ambassador Adadi Rajab (2nd left), High Commissioner of Tanzania in Zimbabwe and Ambassador Rajabu Gamaha (3rd left), Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation.  Also in the photo is Ambassador Patrick Tsere (3rd right), High Commissioner of Tanzania in Malawi and two Senior Advisors to President Kikwete. 

Hon. Membe discusses something with Ambassador Tsere, while Ambassador Rajabu Gamaha (left),  and Dr. Laurean Ndumbaro, Political Advisor to President Kikwete listen. 



All photos by Tagie Daisy Mwakawago 



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