United States Congratulates Liberia On Its 169th Independence Day Anniversary

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry testifies at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee while on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 8, 2014. Kerry squarely blamed Russian agents on Tuesday for separatist unrest in eastern Ukraine, saying Moscow could be trying to lay the groundwork for military action like in Crimea. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry testifies at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee while on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 8, 2014. Kerry squarely blamed Russian agents on Tuesday for separatist unrest in eastern Ukraine, saying Moscow could be trying to lay the groundwork for military action like in Crimea. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS)

John Kerry

Secretary of State

Washington, DC

July 26, 2016

On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the government and people of Liberia on the 169th anniversary of your country’s independence.

The friendship between the United States and Liberia dates back to the founding of your Republic and is based on a broad array of shared interests and values.

Today, we are partners in supporting strong democratic institutions, promoting security and sustainable prosperity for our citizens, and — in the wake of the Ebola epidemic — striving to improve health care infrastructure and services to the benefit of all. The United States places a high value on our bilateral relationship and we look forward to working with you to make the most of future challenges and opportunities.

I extend my very best wishes to all Liberians as you celebrate your national day.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.