U.S. Ambassador Robert Scott Presents Credentials to President Mutharika

Lilongwe – In a ceremony at Sanjika Palace today, H.E. President Arthur Peter Mutharika accepted the credentials of the new United States Ambassador to the Republic of Malawi, Mr. Robert K. Scott.  Mr. Scott becomes the 20th U.S. Ambassador to Malawi.

Ambassador Scott reaffirmed to President Mutharika that “the relationship between the United States and Malawi is deep and long-standing.  The United States Embassy team in Lilongwe is proud to continue to partner with all Malawians to advance Malawi’s economic development, strengthen governance, and promote the health and well-being of the people of the country.”

Robert K. Scott was sworn in as Ambassador to the Republic of Malawi on June 11, 2019 at the State Department. Prior to his appointment, Ambassador Scott served as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs at the United States Department of State.  He previously served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassies in Harare, Zimbabwe and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and in multiple senior leadership positions at the United States Department of State.  Mr. Scott earned a B.A. from Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin and an M.A. from American University, Washington, D.C.  He also studied at Goettingen University in Germany on a Fulbright Grant.  He is the recipient of fifteen senior Department of State awards and speaks fluent German as well as Ukrainian and French.  Ambassador Scott and his spouse, Anne, are proud parents of twins.

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