Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
September 24, 2012


On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Guinea-Bissau as you celebrate your Independence Day this September 24. We share the desires of the people of Guinea-Bissau for reforms that will lead to democracy, good governance and economic development, including free and fair elections early next year. As you celebrate your independence, I wish all Bissau-Guineans a year of peace, reconciliation and prosperity.



PRN: 2012/1492

[This is a mobile copy of Guinea-Bissau National Day Message]