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USA, UK and SA Congratulate Muntharika

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Blantyre, Malawi: The United States government, South Africa’sUK’s  and UK has congratulated President professor Peter Mutharika for his victory in the first tripartite elections.

In a Press Release the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister for Africa, Mr Mark Simmonds said although the elections had a lot of challenges, he has commended on how the process has been taken care of “I offer my congratulations to President Mutharika for his victory in Malawi’s presidential election”he said.

Meanwhile the United States government and South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma congratulated Malawi’s newly elected Head of State, His Excellency Prof. Peter Mutharika, on his successful election.

The Obama administration also congratulated Malawians for conducting a peaceful election.

President of Malawi Peter Muntharika

President of Malawi Peter Muntharika

“The United States congratulates Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika and Mr. Saulos Chilima on being elected the new President and Vice President, respectively, of the Republic of Malawi. We further congratulate the people of Malawi for actively and peacefully exercising their democratic rights in selecting their new leader,” said a statement released by US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki.
South Afrca’s Zuma, who last week was sworn in for a new term of office, also praised Malawi “for successfully conducting their elections, thus entrenching a democratic culture in the country.”According to the statement, the United States looks forward to continuing its close partnership with the Government of Malawi “in the advance of our mutual interests of supporting Malawi’s development.”

He assured President Mutharika of South Africa’s commitment “to strengthening bilateral relations between our two countries.”


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