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On behalf of the U.S. Government, I extend warm wishes to Cabo Verde on its 48th year of independence.  Our nations share a strong bond based on mutual dedication to democracy, free trade, maritime security, the rule of law, and economic prosperity.  Cabo Verde stands as an exemplary model of good governance, respect for human rights, and the rule of law, with robust democratic institutions.  The United States takes pride in being a friend of Cabo Verde, and as you commemorate your independence, rest assured that our support will endure in the future.

U.S. Department of State

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