New Ambassador to Malawi, Virginia Palmer, recently traveled to Blantyre where she had a number of official engagements as part of her post familiarization. At the beginning of her trip, Ambassador Palmer had a courtesy call with Chikwawa District Commissioner Alex Mdooko before visiting camps of flood victims in the district. She interacted with World Food Program, authorities from a local primary school and few communities, witnessing the school-feeding program in action in the process. In Blantyre, the Ambassador launched Public Private Partnership with three local companies – Rab Processors Limited, Universal Industries Limited and Opportunity Bank Malawi. Later the Ambassador hosted a cocktail reception for Blantyre-based journalists with whom she discussed U.S. – Malawi relations, her priorities and governance matters.