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Remarks With President Joyce Banda Before Their Meeting

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Lilongwe, Malawi
August 5, 2012


SECRETARY CLINTON: I just want to say, Madam President, how honored and privileged I am to be here in Malawi, and how strongly the United States supports you and your government and your efforts on behalf of the people of this absolutely wonderful country.

PRESIDENT BANDA: Hillary Clinton, it’s a pleasure. I’m very proud to see you in Malawi. (Laughter.) For a long time, we’ve both been women (inaudible). And I was waiting for the day that we would meet.


PRESIDENT BANDA: And we meet today (inaudible). And I’m proud.

SECRETARY CLINTON: I am very proud to be here. (Applause.)

PRN: 2012/T69-13


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