The United States recognized Malawi in 1964 when the American consulate at Blantyre was elevated to embassy status upon Malawi’s attainment of independence from the United Kingdom. The United States and Malawi have worked together to advance health, education, agriculture, governance, energy, and environmental stewardship in Malawi.
The United States seeks to promote health and medical service delivery; improve food security and agriculture-based economic growth; reduce poverty; preserve Malawi’s unique biodiversity and its ability to mitigate climate change; strengthen public and private institutions for better delivery of social services; empower the private sector and civil society; promote economic growth through the revitalization of Malawi’s power sector; and advance democracy, human rights, and good governance. The United States partners with the Government of Malawi, civil society, and other donors to strengthen the government’s efforts to meet the basic needs of its citizens, support regional stability, and help the government remain a responsible actor on the international stage. Today the U.S. embassy is in Lilongwe. For more information on our relationship with Malawi, please click here.
Source, United States Department of State, Office of the Historian and Bureau of African Affairs