On behalf of the United States of America, I am pleased to send congratulations to the people of the Kingdom of Lesotho as you commemorate your 55th Independence Day.
Lesotho and the United States enjoy a longstanding friendship rooted in democratic principles and respect for the rule of law. Our strong health partnership has underpinned our shared fight against HIV/AIDS and the global COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to continuing our work together to counter trafficking in persons, increase economic and commercial ties, and strengthen democratic governance.
Best wishes to all on this day of celebration.