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

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
April 4, 2016


On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send our very best wishes to the people of Senegal as you celebrate your independence on April 4.

The strong partnership between our two countries has flourished due to the shared values of our citizens and their common pursuit of prosperity and peace. The United States applauds the many contributions that Senegal has made to regional security and fully supports your efforts to expand economic opportunities, improve education and health, and strengthen democratic institutions.

On the occasion of the 56th anniversary of Senegal’s founding, I offer my congratulations to all, and look forward to deepening our friendship even further in years to come.