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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.

U.S. Department of State

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