On behalf of the United States Government and the American people, I congratulate the citizens of Guinea-Bissau as you celebrate your Independence Day.

As our countries continue to combat COVID-19, we are encouraged by our shared commitment to peace and security, economic growth, and a stable, democratic government in Guinea-Bissau.

I offer my best wishes to Bissau-Guineans all over the world as you celebrate the 47th anniversary of your independence.

U.S. Department of State

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