On the Occasion of the Republic of Ghana's National Day

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
March 5, 2014

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send best wishes to the people of Ghana as you celebrate 57 years of independence on March 6.

I saw the strength of our partnership firsthand when I met with President Mahama at the UN General Assembly last year. Our partnership is strong because we share a commitment to democratic values, the rule of law, and economic development.

Together, we are translating those shared values into action.

Through President Obama’s Young African Leaders, Power Africa, and Partnership for Growth initiatives, the United States is advancing Ghana’s millennium development goals.

We are improving global security through our support for peacekeeping operations.

We are also working together closely on human rights, trade and maritime security.

On this special anniversary, I wish all Ghanaians a healthy, joyful, and festive celebration. The United States looks forward to building on our strong partnership in the years to come.