On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Botswana on the 46th anniversary of your independence this September 30. The United States and Botswana have a vibrant partnership rooted in our common values. Today, we celebrate the enduring friendship between our two countries.
Botswana is a model of stability in Africa and continues to provide leadership on vital regional and global issues. Our strong and growing partnership to build economic prosperity, ensure a promising future for our youth, promote democratic governance, combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and conserve the environment is evidence of what we can achieve with close cooperation and mutual respect.
I wish the Botswana people happiness and continued success as you celebrate your national day.
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