Equatorial Guinea National Day

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
October 11, 2013

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I offer best wishes to the people of Equatorial Guinea as you celebrate your National Day on October 12.

The United States and Equatorial Guinea share many binding ties.

Our close cooperation on maritime security has contributed to regional peace and stability. And we remain committed to continued collaboration for the benefit of the Equatoguinean people, especially in the areas of health and education.

We look forward to expanding our relationship, working in partnership with Equatorial Guinea to strengthen democratic institutions, promote good governance and human rights, and create economic opportunities for all Equatoguineans.

As you gather with family and friends, I wish all people of Equatorial Guinea peace and prosperity in the year to come.

PRN: 2013/1253