Cote d'Ivoire's National Day

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
August 6, 2013

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Côte d’Ivoire as you celebrate your independence on August 7.

The United States and Côte d’Ivoire share a strong partnership built on shared values of democracy, peace, and economic prosperity for all Côte d’Ivoire’s people.

We look forward to continuing our work with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to support the process of reconciliation and promote good governance, economic development, and regional stability.

As you join with family and friends on this special day, the United States wishes the Government and people of Côte d’Ivoire a festive celebration.

PRN: 2013/0969