DAR ES SALAAM, April 24 (Xinhua) -- Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Wednesday began a two-day state visit to Malawi at the invitation of the southern African nation's leader, Peter Mutharika.
A statement by the Directorate of Presidential Communication at State House in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam said while in Malawi, Magufuli will hold talks with his host aimed at strengthening bilateral relations between the two neighboring countries.
The statement said the Tanzanian leader will also lay a wreath on the grave of former Malawian President Bingu Mutahrika.
On Thursday, the statement added, President Magufuli will launch the 2019 tobacco buying season and address tobacco growers in the country.
Magufuli will later leave Malawi for Tanzania's southern highlands region of Mbeya to begin an eight-day tour of the country's breadbasket.
President Magufuli, who rarely travels out of the country, made his first foreign visit to Rwanda in April 2016, five months after assuming office.
He has also visited Uganda and Kenya.