The UK government has issued a statement on the pardon of Mr Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Mr Steven Monjeza.
A spokesperson said:
'’We welcome the announcement by President Mutharika to pardon Mr Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Mr Steven Monjeza.
Britain has a close and strong partnership with Malawi and it is in this spirit that we raised our concerns about these convictions with the Government of Malawi.
The UK believes that human rights apply to everyone regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.’’