Maputo - Mozambique
Posted on October 15, 2018
B2B meeting between Malawian and Mozambican companies
Beira (The Autarch) - A forum for the promotion of business opportunities involving entrepreneurs from the province of Sofala and the neighboring Republic of Malawi was held yesterday afternoon, Wednesday (26), in the city of Beira. The event was organized by the Malawi High Commission based in Maputo, the Malawi Consulate General based in the city of Tete, in coordination with the Mozambique Import and Export Promotion Agency (APIEX). Approximately thirty national and Malawian entrepreneurs participated in the forum. Speaking on behalf of the Provincial Business Council (CEP) of Sofala and the Commercial Association of Beira (ACB), the businessman Felix Machado praised the initiative and said that the synergies produced by the meeting strengthen the private sector of both countries. "We have to take this platform to the success of all of us. A Mozambican or Malawian company acting unilaterally does not have the same force in relation when they act together. It is important, also, the trust of both parties" - noted Felix Machado
Tete-based Malawi Consul General Wilson Moleni described the occasion as an excellent opportunity to promote economic partnerships between entrepreneurs in both countries. "This is a noble occasion for the two parties to identify existing business opportunities in both countries and to advance in the creation of partnerships for their exploitation," he said.
The High Commissioner for Malawi in Mozambique, Frank Viyazhi, reminded those present that the two countries are divided by a common line (Border) with an extension of more than 1500 Kilometers, which provides for the occurrence of formal trade activities and informally involving citizens of the two states.
Frank Viyazhi encouraged Sofala entrepreneurs to invest in Malawi, noting that the country offers a range of opportunities for foreign investment in several areas of economic interest, highlighting the tourism, infrastructure, commerce, agribusiness, industry manufacturing, among others. "Today is an opportunity to start the business between Sofala and Malawi entrepreneurs. Make the most of the freedom of business created by the governments of the SADC countries" - said the diplomat. The city of Beira is an important corridor for the transaction of import and export goods from Malawi - 80 per cent of Malawi's products pass through the Port of Beira - thus forming an extraordinary attraction pole investment and business promotion among entrepreneurs in Sofala and Malawi. The APIEX representative in Sofala, Nádia Abdula, encouraged the partnership between Sofala and Malawi entrepreneurs, highlighting the coincidence of areas offering investment and business opportunities on both sides. At the end of the meeting, it was followed by an exhibition of Malawian companies and products, which took place simultaneously with the cocktail, and provided an opportunity for direct contact between local and Malawian business agents. (Chabane Falume)