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On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I congratulate the people of Burkina Faso as you celebrate your 62nd National Day.

This past year has been a trying time for Burkina Faso as the nation has faced unprecedented security challenges.  The United States witnessed first-hand the resilience and fortitude of the Burkinabe people when a high-level American delegation visited in October.  The United States remains dedicated to working with you to make the shared vision of a secure, prosperous, and democratic Burkina Faso a reality through support for territorial sovereignty, education, democracy, human rights, health, food security, and economic growth.

U.S. Department of State

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