The United States has pledged its full support towards Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera as he has assumed chairmanship of the Southern African Development Community-SADC.
Chakwera has taken over the mantle from Mozambique’s Filipe Jacinto Nyusi during the recently held 41st ordinary SADC Summit of heads of state and government.
On its Twitter page, the office of the US’s Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, the American government says it is looking forward to working with Chakwera in his new role.
The office further pledges that it will support Chakwera and its partners in the region towards combating COVID-19 and seeking to build a healthy, peaceful, and prosperous future for everyone.
The American government has also congratulated the outgoing Chairperson, Nyusi, for successfully completing his term, with much emphasis on his efforts towards regional integration through the SADC Business Forum & Humanitarian Operations Centre.
The Bureau for African Affairs has further expressed excitement to work with the new SADC Executive Secretary Elias Mpedi Magosi.
The US has in the past month provided the Johnson and Johnson and Pfizer Covid19 vaccine doses to several African countries including Malawi.