Malawi National Day

Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
July 6, 2012

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Malawi on the 48th anniversary of your independence this July 6.

Over recent months, Malawi has demonstrated an impressive commitment to the rule of law and democracy. President Banda is leading Malawi towards a bright future, and the United States is pleased to be a partner with Malawi as we work to strengthen health, education, agriculture, energy, and environmental projects. I am especially pleased that new steps have been taken to create an environment in which we could reinstate our partnership through the Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact.

As you celebrate your independence, know that the government and people of the United States stand with you. I look forward to continuing to broaden and deepen this partnership. We are committed to this relationship and to improving the future for both our people.

PRN: 2012/1099