Africa: The Republic of Mali’s National Day

Press Statement

Michael R. Pompeo

Secretary of State

Washington, DC

September 21, 2018

On behalf of the United States of America, I send my hearty greetings to the Government and people of the Republic of Mali as you mark your country’s Independence Day on September 22.

The United States and Mali established diplomatic relations at Mali’s independence. Our people enjoy close ties. Together we work to advance our shared goals of strengthening security, democracy, human rights protections and governance, as well as increasing economic growth. The United States is committed to working with Mali to achieve peace and prosperity for all Malians, and to that end, we look forward to the full implementation of the Algiers Accord for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali.

On your 58th anniversary of independence, the United States stands with Mali in continued friendship and longstanding partnership.