US, Malawi sign military agreement        

Malawi and United States have agreed to a major military cooperation which Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation George Chaponda and US Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer  signed on Wednesday.

Minister Chaponda, Ambassador Virginia Palmer, Colonel Dan Kuwali representing the Malawi Defence Forces, and Gunnery Sergeant Brian Corpuz representing United States Marine Corps.-Photo by  US Embassy

Minister Chaponda, Ambassador Virginia Palmer, Colonel Dan Kuwali representing the Malawi Defence Forces, and Gunnery Sergeant Brian Corpuz representing United States Marine Corps.-Photo by US Embassy

Consistent with a long-standing bilateral agreement on U.S. assistance to Malawi, the new agreement provides the framework for continued military cooperation, assistance, and training collaboration between the two countries.

“Malawi has a strong record of military discipline, peaceful coexistence, military defense of the constitution, and leadership in supporting regional peace and stability,” Ambassador Palmer said.

“I am pleased to put in place a framework agreement to facilitate future collaboration and training opportunities to sustain and further expand Malawi’s ability to both protect its people while contributing to a strong, peaceful, and prosperous region.”

In recent years, the United States has supported the Malawi Defence Forces (MDF) by helping to train and equip eight battalions of Malawian peacekeepers, supported the establishment of the first ever senior non-commissioned officers’ course at the Malawi Armed Forces College (MAFCO), sponsored large peacekeeping exercises with militaries from the region hosted in Malawi.

The US  has also provided dozens of other training opportunities for MDF leaders, officers, and soldiers.

Under discussion since 2013, the military cooperation agreement provides a framework that will enable such mutually agreed upon military activities to continue as a critical component of the broad U.S.-Malawi partnership.

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20 thoughts on “US, Malawi sign military agreement        ”

  1. Apao says:

    Bwanji osasaina food agreement.Akudfuna azitenga military yathu nkumagwiritsa ntchito ku Liybia,Egypt ndikwina komwe ayamba kuphulitsa

  2. jolozakapokola says:

    Tiyeni nayoni Tayifa basi….atimalize ndi njala yathuyi

  3. gabro says:

    The USA is looking for partners(no matter how small) in preparation for World War 3 which gathering momentum every passing day in Syria. Russia is not ready to pat on Obama’s back. Just wait and see!!

  4. Nangantani says:

    This is dangerous. How can you sign a security pact with an enemy. Mai uyu anali munyuzi posachedwapa kuti akuyenda ndi adani a boma. Lero nkumagwirana naye chanza pamene anzake amene amapanga naye za upandu tawamanga. Bwinotu bwino. A Dausi mukuti bwanji pamenepa. Masewera sapanga pa ulimbotu. Mayi ameneyu apatsidwe 48 hours azipita kwao basi. Ifenso nzungu wathu uja alikwaoyu azibwerako tidzaonere limodzi mabvutowa. Komanso ana a bwana aja azibwera tizadye nandolo limodzi.

  5. mahada says:

    Police ndi deal cz of being daily active on ground

  6. Mai a Farai says:

    Kodi why Chaponda not VP or defence minister?

  7. Buyelekhaya says:

    Mwaona a Chaponda tsopano!

  8. His Excellence the Life President Wolemekedzeka Mkango Lion Chivomerezi Chisokonezo Artillery ArchMissile Manthakanjenjemereza says:

    GETTING MILITARY ASSISTANCE FROM THE SAME PERSON WHO WANTED TO TOPPLE GOVT. THIS GOVERNMENT NEVER STOPS TO AMUSE ME. KKKKKKKK!!!!!!

  9. Fabiano says:

    GETTING MILITARY ASSISTANCE FROM THE SAME PERSON WHO WANTED TO TOPPLE MALAWI GOVERNMENT. KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. BOKHO says:

    Where is deputy minister of Defence. A Chaponda bwanji kuufuna u president. Stupid MDF was brought up by Kamuzu all that discipline and professionalism u see a leads bambo.

  11. Nicky Freeman says:

    The neo-colonial project of Africa in action. We don’t need the US presence in Africa at all. This is shameful. Sad to see another country fall under the influence of the USA. There is literally nothing good to come out of this agreement. This is what Kwame Nkrumah spoke about and it’s a shame Africa is full of spineless so called leaders

  12. His Excellence the Life President Wolemekedzeka Mkango Lion Chivomerezi Chisokonezo Artillery ArchMissile Manthakanjenjemereza says:

    Give us more weapons. Adani athu achuluka, ena ofuna kulanda nyanja. Bweretsani magogodera ambiri, mabwato a nkhondo ambiri, ndege za nkhondo zambiri, ngakhale just give us one nuclear weapon.

  13. kodi says:

    We don’t need zopandana kuno ife yathu ndi njara bwanji osabweretsa Gaga?

  14. NK says:

    Let’s just wait and see what’s next after the treaty. All in all, ”Malawi adzuke coz we are still sleeping”.

  15. khal drogo says:

    mafana awa ndi a mwano eti? zowona seargent kukayimila asilikali a pa usa? kunakapita olo captain at least. no bho.

  16. Grand Master says:

    KD.. Dolo kwambiri. You will drive the army one day.

  17. My country it is thee says:

    We will use the same Defense force to topple this administration

  18. Lets take our country back says:

    We have a defense force in Malawi???? What a Joke!

  19. Tango says:

    I am so happy to see my brother from another mother KD representing and making things happen. MDF is headed towards the right direction now. Many thanks to the US Govt for your usual support.

  20. Gadabwali Muntharika says:

    Kenako tizimva zoti the US high commissioner is planning to topple the govt of Malawi. Apa zachita kuonetselatu bodza la boma apa. A Dausi manyazi bwa?

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