On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I send my best wishes to the people of Somalia as you celebrate your national day on July 1.  On this day especially, we congratulate all Somalis on your resilience and determination to rebuild your country into a peaceful and prosperous nation.

The United States is proud to support these efforts, including collaborating on economic development, promoting democracy and good governance, and building capable security forces to combat terrorism.  We look forward to deepening our enduring partnership to advance these shared goals.

Congratulations to all on Somali Independence Day.

U.S. Department of State

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