Djibouti's National Day

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
June 26, 2013

On behalf of the government and the people of the United States, I extend my warmest wishes to the government and people of Djibouti on your National Day, June 27.

Djibouti has been a staunch supporter of peace and stability in the Horn of Africa. I am proud of the work we have both undertaken to support Somalia's political transition and our ongoing security cooperation through the African Union Mission in Somalia.

In pursuing our shared counterterrorism and security goals, we present a formidable, unified front against extremist threats in the region.

The United States is committed to helping Djibouti improve health services, expand education, and build responsive governing institutions.

I look forward to greater partnership in your 36th year of independence.

PRN: 2013/0804