Gabon National Day

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
August 20, 2014

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send my heartfelt congratulations to the people of the Gabonese Republic as you celebrate 54 years of independence this August 17.

The United States commends Gabon’s valuable contributions to regional peace and stability and welcomes our growing partnership on environmental preservation, maritime security, and other issues of mutual importance.

Allow me to extend our sincere wishes to the Gabonese people for peace and prosperity in the coming year.