Guinea-Bissau's National Day

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
September 26, 2016


On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I offer my warmest best wishes to the people of Guinea-Bissau as you mark the 43rd anniversary of your nation’s independence.

The United States views Guinea-Bissau as a valued friend and will continue to work closely with you and with the international community to promote political unity, good governance, economic development, security, and respect for the rights and dignity of all.

On this special day, I extend my congratulations to all Bissau-Guineans, along with my hopes for a safe and prosperous year to come.