Somalia National Day

Press Statement
Michael R. Pompeo
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
July 1, 2018

On behalf of the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Somalia on the 58th anniversary of your independence.

Having endured years of adversity, your country is now on a path towards stability and prosperity. The United States supports Somalia’s efforts to extend inclusive and effective governance, promote reconciliation, improve security, and increase economic opportunity and job creation. We will continue our work together to build a peaceful, stable, and prosperous Somalia.

We look forward to many more years of cooperation in support of peace, democracy, and economic growth that is mutually beneficial to our two countries.