On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Mozambique as you celebrate the 37th anniversary of your independence this June 25.
Our shared commitments to economic development and improving the health of all Mozambicans are helping to strengthen our relationship. As Mozambique continues to build greater prosperity for its people, the United States is a proud partner in economic programs such as Feed the Future and the Millennium Challenge Corporation. The inclusion of Mozambique in the next phase of the New Alliance to Increase Food Security and Nutrition, launched at the Camp David G-8 Summit in May, is another symbol of our deep cooperation. Together, we are improving the quality of life for Mozambicans through the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the President's Malaria Initiative. Our countries are also working together to confront some of the most challenging issues of the modern era, coordinating efforts in regional security and countering maritime piracy.
The United States joins all the people of Mozambique as you celebrate your independence. Best wishes for a peaceful and prosperous year ahead.