On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend our congratulations to Equatorial Guinea in honor of the 54th anniversary of your independence on October 12.
As both our countries face challenges in the post-pandemic world, the United States looks forward to being a partner for the future of Equatorial Guinea. Over the past two years, we have seen that no country can accomplish its goals alone and no country is isolated from international events. In these challenging times, rule of law, due process, and other foundational principles of our constitutions can faithfully guide us in our respective paths forward. As both our countries prepare for historic elections in November, the United States stands ready to support Equatoguinean efforts to improve democratic governance and respect for human rights. When every American and Equatoguinean has their voice heard and their dignity respected, our countries are freer, more democratic, and more prosperous. As you celebrate another year of independence, we send our wishes for a peaceful and prosperous year for all Equatoguineans.