President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika is today expected address over 400 business leaders at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on the trade and investment opportunities that exist in Malawi which international investors can exploit.

Mutharika is in United States of America for 69th session of United Nation General Assembly which started on September 24, 2014 under the theme “Delivering on and implementing a transformative post-2015 development agenda”.

During the address, Mutharika is expected to highlight the priority projects requiring investment in Malawi and the strategies and policies that are being followed to realise the goal.

“Being one of the key speakers at the meeting with the business leaders, I will make a case not only for Malawi but for Africa on the need of introducing and growing trade and investment as a route for economic development.

“I feel privileged and honoured to be encouraged to use the platform (at the NYSE) to use the voice of Malawi to speak for the whole continent”, said Mutharika.

NYSE sometimes known as the “Big Board” is by far the world’s largest stock exchange by market capitalisation of its listed companies at $16.613 trillion and an average daily trading value estimated at $169billion in 2013.

President Mutharika is no stranger to the United nations General Assembly podium since he also addressed the Assembly as leader of the Malawi delegation to the 66th ordinary session of the UN in 2011 when he was Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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