British High Commissioner Holly Tett, has said her country is committed to strengthening its relations with Malawi.
She said this in Blantyre on Thursday at celebrations marking the 91st birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.
Tett said the relations with Britain have been strengthening ever since, a development she described as benefitting both countries.
“Our relationship with Malawi goes back to the time of David Livingstone and it has been growing stronger and stronger throughout the years.
“There are so many reasons, but I also think mostly it is the people-to-people connection, so we have that strong connection and I really want us to keep it that way in the future,” she said.
The British envoy further said she expects that there will be strong working relationships based on mutual understanding that will benefit both countries in the long run.
Minister of Information Nicholas Dausi, in his remarks, said the country has benefitted and learned a lot from Britain over the past 50 years.
He said it is time that Malawi puts into perspective what we have learned to progress and prosper.
“The British High Commissioner has pointed out very important pertinent issues, programmes, policies and what we are coordinating with them.
“Our tradition, culture, education and our way of life have been fashioned by the British, so we have always benefitted from them,” said Dausi.