Lilongwe, May 5, 2022 – In a ceremony at Kamuzu Palace today, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Malawi David Young presented credentials to H.E. President Lazarus Chakwera.
Ambassador Young, the 21st U.S. Ambassador to Malawi, reaffirmed to President Chakwera the U.S. government’s commitment to working with the Government of Malawi to secure a future that ensures economic prosperity and accountable governance for all Malawians.
He said, “Your recent Washington visit highlighted many of the successes of our partnership to date and generated enthusiasm for the many opportunities for future cooperation.”
Ambassador Young has served in African posts for the past decade. He served as Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. at the U.S. Embassy in Lusaka, Zambia from 2020-2021. He was Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. at the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa in 2019, and Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria from 2016-2019. He also served in Zambia as Deputy Chief of Mission from 2013-2016. He briefly served as Acting Deputy Chief of Mission in Khartoum, Sudan in 2012. Ambassador Young graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He studied ecumenical studies at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland on a Rotary Foundation Scholarship. He received a Master of Divinity degree in social ethics and a Master of Arts in international relations from Boston University. Ambassador Young and his wife Diane Weisz Young have two adult children.