On behalf of the government and people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Eritrea as you celebrate the 29th anniversary of your nation’s independence. Over the last year Eritrea has taken commendable steps to strengthen economic, regional, and security cooperation in the Horn of Africa.  We wish Eritrea every success and hope you will continue on this trajectory to fully consolidate peace and prosperity in the region.

U.S. Department of State

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