On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend my sincere congratulations to the people of the Republic of Nauru as you celebrate the 53rd anniversary of your independence.

Close cooperation, based on our democratic values, will help us address the significant challenges facing the global community. Our confidence in confronting those challenges stems not only from the talents and determination we both bring to bear, but also from our understanding of the need to work together.

Through this spirit of joint commitment, the United States and Nauru will pursue brighter days for both our countries in concert with our partners throughout the Pacific and beyond.

U.S. Department of State

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