September 17, 2016 by Staff Reporter
By Our Reporter
President Arthur Peter Mutharika arrived in New York on Friday where top of the agenda is attending the 71st edition of the United Nations General Assembly which aims at discussing progress made on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)s.
The Malawi leader is beaming with confidence that this year’s UNGA session provides a more firm platform from which the country will build meaningful development networks.
“Malawi stands to yield positive results in terms of foreign direct investment opportunities and strategic networking for economic growth,” wrote President Mutharika on his official Facebook page few hours after his arrival.
During his stay in New York President Mutharika is scheduled to meet fellow heads of government and several key global figures to discuss with them Malawi’s development agenda and how best it can factor into Sustainable Development Goals.
Some heads of government APM plans to meet include leaders of Japan, United Kingdom, Sweden, Italy, Canada, Spain Tanzania and Denmark. He will also have an audience with President of the World Bank and United Nations Secretary General, Ban-Ki Moon among others.
On the sidelines of the UNGA Professor Mutharika will also attend high-level meetings on a wide range of issues.
The 71st Session of UNGA will be held under the theme ‘Sustainable Development Goals: a Universal Push to Transform the World’.
The General Assembly, which is taking place a year after the adoption of the SDGs , will aim at reviewing progress countries have made in attaining the goals.
The General Assembly, which comprises of all 193 members of the United Nations, provides a unique forum for multilateral discussions of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the UN Charter.