APM welcomes new Indian, USA envoys

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President Arthur Peter Mutharika on Tuesday received letters of credence from new envoys from India and the United States of America, Anurag Bhushant and Robert Scott, respectively.

USA Envoy Scott handing over his letters to President Mutharika USA Envoy Scott handing over his letters to President Mutharika

The first to hand in his letters was Bhushant at exactly 14:00 hours before Scott followed close to an hour later.

They were both escorted into Sanjika Palace, in Blantyre by a presidential motorcade, before inspecting a Guard of Honour mounted by the First Battalion of the Malawi Defence Forces.

Addressing the media soon after handing over his letter to President Mutharika, Bhushant expressed optimism that his three year-stay in Malawi woud result into a significant growth in the diplomatic relationship of Malawi and India.

“My area of focus will be multi-dimensional. The many areas will include politics and economy that will see high level visits from both sides,” he said.

While on his part, Scott said he was excited to be in Malawi at the time the country has qualified for the Second Compact of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).

“There is just no good time to be in Malawi than this. The MCC qualification is a great news to us. Malawi is also at the verge of eradicating the HIV and Aids. It’s just a wonderful time to be in Malawi,” he said.

Before Malawi, Scott, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Counsellor, was Charge d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Libreville, Gabon.

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