His Excellency Ambassador Brian Bowler Presents Letters of Credence to the Secretary General of the United Nations

The newly appointed Permanent Representative of the Republic of Malawi to the United Nations, His Excellency Ambassador Brian Bowler on Friday 4th June, presented his letters of credence to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, at a ceremony held at the UN headquarters in New York.

During a brief meeting after presenting his credentials, Ambassador Bowler conveyed to the Secretary-General warm greetings from the President of the Republic of Malawi, His Excellency Ngwazi Dr. Bingu wa Mutharika. Mr. Bowler reaffirmed the country’s commitment to the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and reassured the Secretary General that Malawi will continue to play an active role in the realization of the ideals of the United Nations, especially in the areas of diplomacy, development, human rights, peace and security.

In his remarks, Mr. Ban Ki-moon recalled his recent visit to Malawi which he described as highly successful and educative. He said he was impressed with the leadership of President Mutharika which has transformed Malawi into a food sufficient country within a short period of time. He also expressed the hope that other developing countries will emulate Malawi’s example in establishing successful Millennium villages, like the one he visited at Mwandama in Zomba.

Commenting on the forth coming High-Level plenary meeting on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), to be held in New York in September this year, the Secretary-General said he had agreed with the Malawi leader to work together towards ensuring the success of the meeting.

Responding to the Secretary General’s remarks, Ambassador Bowler thanked the SG for visiting Malawi at a time when the country was proud of being a role model to other developing countries in terms of food security and nutrition. The Malawi envoy pledged the country’s readiness in sharing its experiences with other countries. Ambassador Bowler also assured the Secretary-General that during his term of office, he will work towards strengthening the relationship between Malawi and the United Nations.

His Excellency Mr. Bowler who, until his appointment to New York, was Malawi’s High Commissioner to India. Before going to India, Ambassador Bowler was Malawi’s envoy to Belgium and the European Union.  As well as Ambassador to France,  Switzerland, Luxembourg, Holland.

Ambassador Bowler was also credited to WTO (World Trade Organization), UNESCO and World Food Program in Rome.

Prime Minister of Australia Julia Eileen Gillard and Ambassador Brian Bowler

Ambassador Susan Rice and Ambassador Brian Bowler

Ambassador Brian Bowler with the President of the US Barack Obama

            The President of the Republic of Malawi H.E. Prof. Bingu wa Mutharika 
and  Ambassador Brian Bowler

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International cooperation Republic of Malawi, H.E. Prof. Peter Mutharika and H.E. Ambassador Brian Bowler