Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
April 18, 2009

I congratulate the people of Zimbabwe on the twenty-ninth anniversary of their country’s independence on April 18. The United States has long stood with the people of Zimbabwe in their times of need and will continue to do so.

We commend the efforts the transitional government has undertaken and the progress it has achieved towards reforms that will benefit the Zimbabwean people. The United States encourages the government to continue those important steps as it works for a more promising future for Zimbabwe.

PRN: 2009/344

[This is a mobile copy of Zimbabwe National Day]

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