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Uganda National Day Message

Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
October 9, 2012


On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Uganda as you celebrate 50 years of independence this October 9.

In early August, I had the chance to meet with President Museveni and discuss the importance of democratic institutions and human rights. I pledged U.S. support in the fight against HIV/AIDS and for greater regional security. Uganda is a strong partner, particularly as we work together for regional peace and security through our partnership to bring stability to Somalia and defeat the Lord’s Resistance Army. The United States remains dedicated to working with Uganda to make the shared vision of a strong, prosperous, and democratic Uganda a reality through efforts to support democracy, human rights, health, food security, and economic growth.

PRN: 2012/1607


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