Joint Statement by U.S. Ambassador and UK High Commissioner

Lilongwe, September 5 – The following joint statement was made today by the U.S. Ambassador to Malawi, Virginia Palmer, and the UK High Commissioner to Malawi, Holly Tett:

“Malawi’s democratic record is a model for Africa and beyond.  As Malawi’s development partners, we support Malawi’s preparations for another round of democratic elections (by-elections and general elections in 2019), a core component of which are free and fair campaigns.  We urge all parties to respect the rights of their opponents to stand for election and campaign freely.”