Africa: The Republic of Côte d’Ivoire’s National Day

Press Statement

Michael R. Pompeo

Secretary of State

Washington, DC

August 7, 2018

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I send my best wishes to the people of Côte d’Ivoire as they celebrate 58 years of independence on August 7.

The United States and Côte d’Ivoire share a longstanding friendship based on shared principles of democratic governance and free market economics. We fully support Côte d’Ivoire’s efforts to better the lives of all Ivoirians by expanding economic opportunity, improving health, and advancing security sector reform.

As we celebrate the anniversary of Côte d’Ivoire’s independence, the United States offers best wishes for a joyous and safe holiday and the reaffirmation of our enduring friendship.