Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
July 1, 2011

On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Cape Verde on your 36th anniversary of independence this July 5.

Our two countries share a commitment to democracy, good governance, and economic development. Together, we are improving maritime security in the Atlantic, strengthening the rule of law and encouraging investment in Cape Verde. Your achievements in democracy and economic development serve as a model to other nations in West Africa.

As you celebrate your National Day with family and friends, know that the United States is a partner and friend. We are committed to this relationship for a brighter future for all Cape Verdeans.

PRN: 2011/1105

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