On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend warm greetings on the anniversary of your 44th day of independence. The United States greatly values Sao Tome & Principe’s partnership in regional maritime security and the country’s longstanding tradition of democracy.

On this occasion for celebration, I wish the people of Sao Tome and Principe a wonderful Independence Day.

U.S. Department of State

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