On behalf of the United States of America, I extend my congratulations to the government and the people of the Republic of the Congo on the 63rd anniversary of your independence on August 15. The United States and the Republic of the Congo cooperate in many areas to advance regional stability and maritime security, global health, and preservation of the Congo Basin Forest and its critical ecosystems. I extend to all Congolese my best wishes for peace and prosperity in the year ahead.

U.S. Department of State

The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future