Malawi and the United States of America share long standing historical relationship dating back to time immemorial.
Being the former British colonies the two countries do not only have a strong bond through diplomatic relation but cultural ideals and trade links which have been forged over the years through exchange visits between the two countries.
The relationship between the two countries have seen the best of days but the sharing of stage between President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera and the U.S Secretary of State Tony Blinken at Democracy Delivers conference organised by the United States Agency for International Development (USAid) in New York on Tuesday this week only made the diplomatic relation better.
As the highest-ranking USA cabinet member, the Secretary States wields impeccable powers in the US administration.
President Chakwera’s engagement with Blinken gave the Malawi leader an opportunity to make a case of Malawi to the U.S government at a much higher level.
Knowing President Chakwera, he may have made a positive impression which will graduate the diplomatic relation between the two countries from transactional to much more personal.
And it was encouraging to hear from Blinken that he is aware of Chakwera’s strides in the fight against corruption and strengthening accountability in Malawi and pledged his government’s support for the cause.
He said: “The United States will do all it can to support governments that govern justly.”
There is no better way to grow the relationship than being able to share the notes the way the two leaders have done.
The meet-up of the two leaders is certainly a sign of good things to come.