The Republic of Congo National Day

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
August 15, 2016

On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I send best wishes to the people of the Republic of Congo as you celebrate your 56th Independence Day on August 15.

Our two countries stand together in defense of regional security, environmental protection, and the health and happiness of all Congolese. The United States looks forward to continued partnership to help build a more secure, democratic, and prosperous future for Congo in the year ahead.

Congratulations on this special day.