Guinea-Bissau National Day

On behalf of the United States, I congratulate the people of Guinea-Bissau on the 46th anniversary of your independence.

The United States – Guinea-Bissau relationship is strong and growing. Together we are working to promote health, education, security, and good governance in Guinea-Bissau. We applaud the people of Guinea-Bissau for their efforts to promote democracy and strengthen institutions and look forward to a free, fair, and peaceful presidential election on November 24.

Once again, congratulations on your national day.