On the Occasion of the Union of the Comoros' National Day

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
July 6, 2016

On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the people of Comoros as you mark the 41st anniversary of your independence on July 6.

The successful elections Comoros held earlier this year reflected principles that the United States holds in high regard – respect for the democratic process and for the right of every individual to vote freely and without fear. The United States values its friendship with the people of Comoros and we look forward to working with you in the future in support of shared prosperity, regional security, and development.

I wish the people of Comoros a joyful national day, and a peaceful year.