Press Statement
Michael R. Pompeo
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
October 4, 2018

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, it is my honor to send best wishes to the people of the Kingdom of Lesotho on your Independence Day.

The United States and Lesotho have a long history of partnership, including a particular focus on issues of health. We look forward to continued cooperation between our two countries, especially toward our shared goal of an AIDS-free generation. The United States values its friendship with Lesotho and remains committed to working together to build a healthy and prosperous Basotho nation.

We wish the Basotho people continued success as you celebrate your national day.

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