Africa: Niger’s Independence Day

Press Statement

Michael R. Pompeo

Secretary of State

Washington, DC

August 3, 2018

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, congratulations to the government and people of Niger on your 58th anniversary of Niger’s independence.

We value our strong and longstanding partnership. Niger’s democratic institutions and active civil society provide important avenues for citizens to participate in their governance and future. The United States recognizes Niger’s important contributions to stability and security in the face of multiple threats in the Sahel. We will continue to support Niger in the year ahead in the pursuit of economic growth and opportunity, regional security and good governance.

I wish the people of Niger peace and prosperity in the upcoming year as you mark 58 years of independence.