On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend my sincerest congratulations to the people of Papua New Guinea on the 44th anniversary of your independence.

The United States has been an enduring friend to Papua New Guinea throughout the past 44 years, and our cooperation is promoting a freer and more open Indo-Pacific.  We look forward to furthering our partnership by advancing women’s political and economic empowerment, strengthening democratic institutions, and promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

As the people of Papua New Guinea celebrate their Independence Day, please know that we appreciate your leadership in the Indo-Pacific, and anticipate an even stronger friendship in the future.

U.S. Department of State

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