6th Bilateral Consultation Flanders - Malawi in Lilongwe
On the occasion of the 6th Bilateral Consultation on Development Cooperation between Malawi and Flanders, Mrs Julie Bynens, Secretary-General of the Flanders Department of Foreign Affairs, visited the country from 16 to 20 September. We had fruitful meetings with the ministers of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, and of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, and their respective ministries to assess the on-going cooperation and to discuss the way forward.
We furthermore visited projects supported by the Government of Flanders, both in Lilongwe and in Kasungu District, on agriculture extension, capacity building of and market access by smallholder farmers, and climate resilience.
The Government of Flanders has been supporting Malawi since 2007 in the sectors of agriculture and food security. The 3rd Country Strategy Paper on Development Cooperation was launched in February 2019.