Press Statement: On the Occasion of the Republic of the Congo’s Independence Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send my best wishes to the people of the Republic of the Congo on the 55th anniversary of your nation’s independence.

The citizens of my country look forward to our continued friendship with you, and to exploring every opportunity to strengthen our cooperation in the many areas where we share interests and values as you, the people of Congo, work together to shape a peaceful, just, and promising future.

As you celebrate this special day, I can assure you that the United States will remain your steadfast partner and friend