On July 6, Malawi’s Independence Day, U.S. President Barack Obama wrote Malawian President Arthur Peter Mutharika the following:
Dear Mr. President:
I offer my sincere congratulations on behalf of the United States of America to you and the Malawian people on the 52nd anniversary of Malawi’s independence on July 6.
Our nations share a deep commitment to the health, education, and security of all Malawians and we look forward to continuing our partnership to achieve these shared goals for years to come. I wish you and the people of Malawi a joyous celebration and a prosperous year ahead on this most important day.