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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Apao
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7 months 5 days ago

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

jolozakapokola
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jolozakapokola
7 months 6 days ago

Tiyeni nayoni Tayifa basi….atimalize ndi njala yathuyi

gabro
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gabro
7 months 6 days ago

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!!

Nangantani
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Nangantani
7 months 6 days ago

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.

mahada
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mahada
7 months 6 days ago

Police ndi deal cz of being daily active on ground

Mai a Farai
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Mai a Farai
7 months 6 days ago

Kodi why Chaponda not VP or defence minister?

Buyelekhaya
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Buyelekhaya
7 months 6 days ago

Mwaona a Chaponda tsopano!

His Excellence the Life President Wolemekedzeka Mkango Lion Chivomerezi Chisokonezo Artillery ArchMissile Manthakanjenjemereza
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His Excellence the Life President Wolemekedzeka Mkango Lion Chivomerezi Chisokonezo Artillery ArchMissile Manthakanjenjemereza
7 months 6 days ago

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

Fabiano
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Fabiano
7 months 6 days ago

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

BOKHO
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BOKHO
7 months 6 days ago

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.

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