Malawian President Bingu Wa Mutharika arrived in the country for a private working visit at 10:35 this morning, and held private talks with President Rupiah Banda at Chipata’s Protea hotel.
President Banda led a number cabinet ministers, government and MMD party officials to recieve his Malawian counterpart.
The ministers present included Peter Daka of Science and Technology,Education Minister Dora Siliya, Energy Minister Kenneth Konga, Eastern Provincial Minister Isaac Banda works and Supply Deputy Minister Lameck Mangani.
Others who received the Malawian Head of State are Eastern Province Permanent secretary Eularia Mwale, MMD chairperson Kennedy Zulu and several other party and government officials.
The Malawian President was accorded the usual Zambian reception characterized by traditional songs and dances from MMD cadres clad in black attires in honour of the late second republican President Frederick Chiluba.
Professor Mutharika is expected to fly back to Malawi soon after the meeting.