Gabonese Republic's National Day

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
August 16, 2013

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of the Gabonese Republic as you celebrate the 53rd anniversary of independence on August 17.

Our relationship has strengthened over the years as part of our mutual commitment towards environmental sustainability and regional stability.

As we mark this important day, the United States stands with the Republic of Gabon, and we look forward to working together towards a brighter and more prosperous future.

PRN: 2013/1013