On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia on your 24th Independence Day this November 3. The United States and the Federated States of Micronesia share a history of close cooperation on many issues of mutual concern, from fostering sustainable economic growth and improving regional security to addressing the global challenges of climate change and transnational crime. We are committed to our partnership with the Federated States of Micronesia, and join in celebrating your rich history and the friendship between our nations. I wish all citizens of Micronesia a safe and happy celebration, and peace and prosperity in the coming year.
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