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On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I would like to congratulate the people of Liberia as you mark your 176th year of independence.

The United States and Liberia share a strong bond stemming from our shared history and cultural ties. We remain committed to work with Liberia and re-emphasize our shared values in democracy, human rights, economic development and the environment.

Please accept my best wishes to the people of Liberia and happy Independence Day.

U.S. Department of State

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