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

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
April 17, 2015


On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the people of Zimbabwe as you mark 35 years of independence on April 18.

The United States is a steadfast friend of the Zimbabwean people. We are proud to work with you toward a future that is healthy, prosperous, and democratic for all your citizens.

I look forward to our continued engagement in areas of common interest over the coming year.