Malawi–Zimbabwe relations

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Malawi–Zimbabwe relations
Map indicating locations of Malawi and Zimbabwe



Malawi and Zimbabwe have had a close history for a long time. They share common values, history and culture. Along with Zambia, they were one country under the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. Malawi has a large Zimbabwean diaspora and Zimbabwe has a large Malawian diaspora.

Malawi–Zimbabwe Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation (JPCC)[edit]

Malawi and Zimbabwe have a Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation (JPCC) that has met for the past nine years.[when?][1]

Maize debt[edit]

Malawi sold $20 million worth of Zimbabwean borrowed money to purchase maize from Malawi under the Bingu wa Mutharika administration in 2011, that was not repaid.

Land reform[edit]

When Malawi assumed the chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in 2001, Muluzi took an active role in SADC on issues such as land reform in Zimbabwe.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Malawi-Zimbabwe Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation (JPCC)