A new United States of America Embassy is set to be constructed in the Capital Lilongwe, Malawi
Malawi and the United States of America (USA) governments signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) that allows the United States to acquire property where a new US Embassy will be built. The embassy compound will be located in the capital, Lilongwe along the President Road.
Virginia Palmer, the United States Ambassador to Malawi said that America had so far enjoyed its partnership and relation with Malawi since its 1964 independence. Ambassador Palmer said that building a US Embassy in Malawi was a physical show of confidence in their partnership with Malawi. President Peter Mutharika also welcomed the idea of establishing a new embassy for the US government in Malawi. President Mutharika seemed optimistic for the new development as the United States was a key ally to Malawi.
Ambassador Palmer revealed that the U.S. Embassy chancery built in Malawi back in the early 1970s was no longer providing enough space for the growing relationship with Malawi. The ambassador said that she hoped the new state of the art embassy building would be complete and ready for occupation by early 2020.
The United States has several ongoing works in Malawi including Disease Control and Prevention Centers, International Development (USAID) mission and Health and Human Services Departments. The U.S. also has an active Peace Corps Program in Malawi. Malawi is the nation in Southern Africa region to receive Peacekeeping training by US-sponsored African Crisis Response Force Initiative (ACRI). The ACRI program also partnered with African Contingency Operations Training Assistance (ACOTA) program. The US peace program in Malawi has an active slate of peace engagements of the military to military programs.
Both United States and Malawi continue to engage in further discussions through a diplomatic emissary of representatives for such meetings.