On behalf of the Embassy of the United States of America to the Republic of Guinea, I want to extend my heartiest congratulations to the people of Guinea as you commemorate 59 years of independence this October 2nd.
As one of the first nations in Africa to declare their independence, Guineans, like Americans, share a respect for and a commitment to independence and democracy. In this new era of Guinean history, the United States remains committed to supporting the democratic institutions and respect for the law for which the people of Guinea have struggled.
And just as the United States and Guinea share a commitment to constitutional democracy, we also continue to strengthen and deepen our economic and social ties. Be it American investment in Guinean natural resources and tourism, or our joint efforts to reinforce the public health sector, the United States and Guinea are partners in creating a better future for both our peoples.
In closing, let me congratulate you on the anniversary of your independence and wish you a peaceful and prosperous future.