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Angola's Independence Day

Press Statement
Washington, DC
November 10, 2010


On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Angola on your 35th Independence Day this November 11.

I was honored to help launch a new phase in the bilateral relationship between Angola and the United States during my visit to your country last year. This summer, we took another step forward and signed a Memorandum of Understanding that formally recognizes Angola as a strategic partner for the United States in Africa. Through this dialogue, we will advance our cooperation on energy and security, strengthen institutional capacity, improve transportation systems, and build a brighter future for Angola. The United States is also committed to helping Angola continue the fight against HIV/AIDS and improve its health systems. I look forward to finding new ways to deepen our partnership as we continue our work together.

I wish all Angolans a wonderful holiday, with a peaceful and prosperous year to come.

PRN: 2010/1617


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