On behalf of the United States of America, I offer congratulations to President Bio and the people of Sierra Leone as you celebrate 62 years of independence.

We stand with Sierra Leone as a democratic partner in supporting free and fair elections and value Sierra Leone’s leadership on global and regional issues including the fight against climate change and improved health security. I look forward to strengthening our close partnership on a wide range of initiatives which aim to strengthen democracy, support regional stability and security, ensure good governance, and further develop bilateral economic ties to the benefit of both Americans and Sierra Leoneans.

We look forward to expanding our relationship over the coming year and advancing our mutual interests. The United States stands proudly with our Sierra Leonean partners as you celebrate your Independence Day.

U.S. Department of State

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