THE United States of America (USA) government has pledged that it will continue supporting the Malawi government in addressing the country's challenges.
The pledge was made on Tuesday in Lilongwe at a reception to commemorate 2 3 6 t h I n d e p e n d e n c e Anniversary of the Unites States of America.
The US commemorates its independence on 4th July every year.
US Ambassador Jeanine Jackson told the gathering that her government will support Malawi in achieving its goals.
"To the Malawian guests today, let me assure you that we are committed to remain your steadfast development partners in strengthening democracy, spurring economic growth and confronting health and education challenges," Jackson said.
In his remarks, Minister of Foreign Affairs and international Cooperation, Ephraim Chiume thanked the American government for their solidarity in the last three years when the country was engrossed in bad governance and human rights abuses.
"This was the time when relations with most of our neighbours and cooperating partners were at their lowest ebb. This was a time when some of our cooperating partners reduced their assistance to this country due to the concerns over bad governance and human rights abuses. While expressing strong concerns on these issues, your government never left us alone. I thank you very much for your show of solidarity," Chiume said.