Liberia National Day

Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
July 25, 2012

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I would like to send best wishes to the people of Liberia as you celebrate your 165th anniversary of independence this July 26th.

Our two countries share a strong relationship rooted in our longstanding ties and mutual commitment to the advancement of democracy, stability and prosperity. Since the end of Liberia’s civil war in 2003, significant steps have been taken to strengthen democracy and to promote a business environment conducive to trade and investment.

As you celebrate this special day with family, friends and loved ones, know that the United States stands with you. Much work remains to be done, and the United States is committed to working with the Government of Liberia to achieve its goals and improve the lives of all Liberians.

PRN: 2012/1206