Gabon National Day

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


On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send my best wishes to the Gabonese citizens everywhere on the 55th anniversary of your nation’s independence on August 17th.

The United States applauds Gabon’s tireless efforts as co-host of this year’s AGOA Forum, as well as its dedication to expanding economic diversification. I am also grateful for Gabon’s exemplary efforts with respect to environmental conservation – an issue that matters deeply to me personally.

As you celebrate this special day, I can assure you that the United States will remain your steadfast partner and friend.