The United States and Malawi signed a Memorandum of Agreement covering the U.S. taking possession of property for a new U.S. Embassy on Presidential Road in Lilonge.
U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer announced the agreement on February 5.
“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.