On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend my warmest regards to the people of Angola as you celebrate 43 years of independence on November 11.

Angola has taken bold steps to strengthen its democracy and grow its economy in the past year. As a strategic partner and friend, the United States remains committed to supporting Angola’s remarkable steps toward transparency, democracy, and regional leadership. We are convinced that a prosperous and engaged Angola will benefit the region and the world.

I wish all Angolans a joyful day of celebrating your independence.

U.S. Department of State

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