Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
September 30, 2010


On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Lesotho on your 44th independence day this October 4.

The strong partnership between our nations is based on our shared commitment to peace and regional security, and our common efforts to create a brighter future for all our people. One of our greatest assets to achieve these goals has been the strong bonds of cooperation and friendship fostered by Lesotho’s hospitality to American Peace Corps volunteers. Together, we are strengthening health and educational institutions for the Basotho people, fighting HIV/AIDS, and collaborating to protect Lesotho’s natural resources and the environment. We look forward to continuing our work together and further deepening our partnership in the coming years.

I wish all the people of Lesotho a joyful independence celebration, and a peaceful and prosperous year ahead.




PRN: 2010/1376

[This is a mobile copy of Lesotho's Independence Day]