Africa: On the Occasion of the Republic of Senegal’s National Day

WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, April 4, 2017/APO/ -Mareeg-Press Statement by Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State:

On behalf of the American people, we send our best wishes to the people of Senegal as you celebrate your independence on April 4.

Your role in ensuring peace and security in the region as a member of the United Nations Security Council, your robust contributions to peacekeeping missions throughout the continent, and your efforts to help mediate regional disputes attest to your strength and vision as a nation.

The United States remains committed to strong relationships with valued partners like Senegal. We will continue to support Senegal’s ongoing efforts to grow its economy and attract investment, and to assure safety and security for all its citizens.

Congratulations on your 57th anniversary and best wishes for a year filled with peace and prosperity.

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