Malawi's National Day

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
July 6, 2015

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of the Republic of Malawi on the 51st anniversary of your independence on July 6.

The United States works closely with you to advance basic education and improve health and food security. Your peacekeeping operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are a testament to your leadership in the region. By attracting private investment and tackling corruption, your government is helping unlock the potential of all Malawians. We proudly support your government’s commitment to reform efforts.

I wish the people of Malawi a joyful celebration and prosperity in the year to come.