Sao Tome and Principe National Day

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
July 12, 2016


On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the people of the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe on the 41st anniversary of your independence on July 12.

The United States is proud of the strong and vital partnership that our countries have forged. We value your contributions to peace and security in the Gulf of Guinea, and support your efforts to promote stable economic growth, democracy and good governance, and sustainable development of energy resources.

I send best wishes to the people of Sao Tome and Principe for a joyous national day.