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A Guide to the United States' History of Recognition, Diplomatic, and Consular Relations, by Country, since 1776: Malawi

Summary

The United States recognized Malawi on July 6, 1964, when the American consulate at Blantyre was elevated to Embassy status upon Malawi’s attainment of independence on the same date.

Modern Flag of Malawi

Modern Flag of Malawi

Recognition

U.S. Recognition of Malawian Independence, 1964.

The United States recognized Malawi on July 6, 1964, when the American consulate at Blantyre was elevated to Embassy status upon Malawi’s attainment of independence on the same date. Malawi previously had been under British sovereignty as Nyasaland.

Diplomatic Relations

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations and the American Embassy in Malawi, 1964.

Diplomatic relations were established on July 6, 1964, when the American consulate at Blantyre was elevated to Embassy status (designated as Zomba, Malawi until 1970, but physically at Blantyre) with Edward W. Holmes as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim.

Relocation of the American Embassy in Malawi, 1976.

The American Embassy at Blantyre was moved to Lilongwe on April 1, 1976.

Resources

  • Department of State Country Fact Sheet: Malawi
  • Department of State Country Information: Malawi

Resources

  • Malawi in World Wide Diplomatic Archives Index