Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
June 30, 2012


On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo as you celebrate the 52nd anniversary of your independence this June 30.

The United States values its longstanding history of partnership and cooperation with the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Today, we are working to strengthen security, improve human rights and build a strong, stable, and prosperous Congo. As you celebrate your independence day, know that the United States is committed a brighter future for the Congolese people. Congratulations and best wishes for a year of peace, prosperity, and happiness.



PRN: 2012/1075