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Ghana's Independence Day


Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
March 5, 2012

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On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Ghana as you celebrate the 55th anniversary of your independence this March 6.

Our two nations share a long history promoting democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. As the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to gain independence, Ghana has set an example for countries throughout Africa promoting governance and regional stability. We are grateful to Ghanaian peacekeepers who are working to bring peace and security to places around the world.

As you celebrate this special day with family, friends and loved ones, know that the United States is a committed partner and friend. We look forward to continuing to work together to build greater prosperity for all our people.



PRN: 2012/335

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