Democratic Republic of the Congo's National Day

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
June 30, 2015


On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 55 years of independence.

The United States is committed to working with you to address the security challenges that your country and the region face. We look forward to helping you build a peaceful, fair, and stable future for the benefit of all Congolese people.

On this joyous occasion, I wish your entire nation peace and prosperity in the year ahead.