U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer today announced that the Governments of the United States and Malawi have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the acquisition of property on which it will build a new U.S. Embassy compound on Presidential Road in Lilongwe.
The United States Ambassador to Malawi said the current U.S embassy does not have the capacity to further accommodate the growth and workload it has brought on.
In her statement, Virginia Palmer stated that the project may take up to 10 years to complete, adding that it is expected to be a state of the art equipped structure that befits the U.S National and its representatives in the heart of Malawi.
“The United States has been a steadfast partner in Malawi’s development since independence in 1964. I am delighted that my government has committed to building a new U.S. Embassy in Lilongwe as a very physical demonstration of our ongoing commitment to our partnership with Malawi.
The current U.S. Embassy chancery, built in the early 1970s, no longer provides adequate space for our expanding work in Malawi. We hope the new, state-of-the-art U.S. Embassy compound will be ready for occupancy early in the next decade,” said Ambassador Palmer.
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