The United States of America (US) has pledged to support Malawi government’s Public Service Reform Program on top of other traditional areas of assistance raging from trade and investment to health.
The new US ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer made the pledge in an interview soon after presenting her letters of credence to State President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe on Friday.
“I had a wonderful talk with the State President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika where I have among many things pledged my government’s commitment to support the newly launched Public Service Reform Program, the energy sector, health, education, trade and investment,” said Palmer.
Palmer further said Malawi and US share a strong partnership based on mutual respect that will translate into a new era of development.
“Malawi and the United States share a strong partnership based on mutual respect that I will advance through various developmental programs. I also strongly advocate for the empowerment of women and young people,” said the ambassador.
Palmer said she was excited to meet Mutharika whom she knew way back in his days as Professor of law at Washington University in US.
The new US nevoy arrived in Malawi January 27, 2015 to replace former ambassador Janine Jackson who served Malawi under three Presidents namely late Professor Bingu Wa Mutharika, Joyce Banda and Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :