Africa: The Republic of Guinea Bissau’s National Day

Press Statement

Michael R. Pompeo

Secretary of State

Washington, DC

September 24, 2018

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I send my best wishes to the people of Guinea-Bissau as they celebrate 45 years of independence.

The United States and Guinea-Bissau first established diplomatic relations in 1975. The United States has developed an important relationship with Guinea-Bissau based on shared principles of expanding democracy, improving the health of the people of Guinea-Bissau, and stimulating economic growth through multi-sector reforms. The United States congratulates Guinea-Bissau on establishing an Agency for the Promotion of Exports and Entrepreneurial Development. Through recent accomplishments, Guinea-Bissau will continue to advance as a partner in West Africa.

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