The Government of Malawi and the European Union have reaffirmed their partnership during a Political Dialogue held on 10th January. Nikolas Bosscher, Deputy General Representative of the Government of Flanders, accompanied the EU delegation on behalf of Belgium.
Topics for the political dialogue included the 2019 Tripartite Elections, legal environment for Civil Society Organizations, Agriculture and Food Security. Because of its expertise on agricultural extension, Flanders took on the agenda item ‘Agriculture and food security’. The interventions focosed on encouraging the improvement of the investment climate in the sector, the deployment of joint resources from the government and the donor community to the agricultural sector and the desire to jointly tackle the underlying causes of annual food security. The Dialogue offered the opportunity to bring key issues to the attention of political leadership.
The Dialogue was held in accordance with Article 8 of the Cotonou Partnership Agreement between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific States, and forms part of regular political dialogue between Malawi and the EU on national, regional and global issues of mutual interest.
General Representation of the Government of Flanders in Southern Africa