Uganda National Day

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
October 9, 2015


On behalf of President Obama and the citizens of the United States, I am delighted to congratulate the government and people of Uganda as you celebrate the 53rd year of your country’s independence on October 9.

The United States values the longstanding friendship between our countries and looks forward to continuing to work closely with you in a host of areas of mutual concern. These include economic growth, bilateral trade and investment, stability in East Africa, the fight against malaria and HIV/AIDS, democratic governance and respect for human rights. Together, our countries are creating new opportunities for the people of Uganda and the United States, while also striving as steadfast partners to advance regional peace and security.

As you gather with family and friends to observe your national day, Ugandans may be assured of the lasting friendship and best wishes of the United States.