Malawi has new British envoy: Micheal Nevin

Britain will send a new envoy to Malawi in September 2012 after announcing the appointment of  Michael Nevin as new High Commissioner to Malawi.

A statement from the British High Commission said joined the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1993 and has to date served two postings in Africa, including in Malawi earlier in his career. He will come to Malawi having served four years in Nairobi.

“My family and I are delighted to be coming back to the Warm Heart of Africa. It is an honour to be chosen to serve again in such a beautiful country with such wonderful people. I am looking forward to working with my colleagues as we help the government and people of Malawi contend with the challenges of democratic and economic revitalisation.

Nevin: British High Commissioner

“The changes proposed by President Joyce Banda are important primarily for Malawians, but they can also serve to establish Malawi as a leading progressive force internationally.

“There is much to build on—a reputation for friendliness, wonderful tourism, music and cultural prospects and in the Flames and Queens, a growing sporting reputation. I pledge to do all I can to strengthen the relationship as we support Malawians in this new era,” said Nevin in the statement.

Late president Bingu wa Mutharika expelled former British envoy Fergus Cochrane-Dyet in 2011 for criticising him in a leaked  diplomatic cable but President Joyce Banda has restored the ties.

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