The United States congratulates the people of South Africa on successful national elections.  We commend all South Africans who participated peacefully in the elections, which reflects South Africa’s commitment to democracy.

We congratulate the African National Congress on its victory, as well as other parties that secured seats in the National Assembly.  The United States values our relationship with South Africa, the economic powerhouse of the continent, and remains committed to deepening our bilateral partnership with the new government.  We look forward to continuing our valuable work together to promote trade and investment, bring an end to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and safeguard regional security.

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