Zimbabwe National Day

Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
April 17, 2012

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Zimbabwe as you celebrate the 32nd anniversary of your hard-won independence. As you work toward a stable, democratic, and prosperous Zimbabwe with freedom and empowerment for more Zimbabweans, the United States will continue to stand with you. We hope that the ongoing constitutional and electoral reform process creates an environment in which democratic institutions are strengthened, human rights are protected, and Zimbabwe’s rich resources are harnessed to create a flourishing economy for the people. The United States continues to be a partner and friend to all those who strive for a better future for Zimbabwe.

PRN: 2012/592