WAM ABU DHABI, 13th February, 2014 (WAM) — As per the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has offered food assistance to the Republic of Malawi.
Dr. Joyce Banda, President of the Republic of Malawi commended the humanitarian support provided by the United Arab Emirates for her country during a ceremony at held Kamuzu Palace in the capital Lilongwe. According to her the assistance will benefit around 648,000 families in Malawi.
On behalf of the Government of Malawi, Dr. Joyce extended thanks to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the U.A.E. Government for this support, which came at the right time targeting marginalised and vulnerable segments, noting that such aid promotes the growing relationship between the two countries and help to overcome poverty and underdevelopment in her country.
In a speech during the ceremony, Ephraim Chiume, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Malawi welcomed the delegation of Khalifa Foundation, expressing his thanks and appreciation for this humanitarian support and affirmed his country’s keenness to strengthen communication and cooperation with the U.A.E.
The head of Khalifa Foundation’s delegation told that the aid is part of a humanitarian programme implemented by the Foundation for needy people outside the U.A.E., regardless of their gender, color or religion.