Africa: Central African Republic National Day Message

Central African Republic National Day Message

Press Statement

John Kerry
Secretary of State

Washington, DC
December 1, 2014


Central African Republic National Day Message

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of the Central African Republic as you celebrate your independence on December 1.

The United States is proud to stand with the courageous people of the Central African Republic. I commend all of you who are working to promote peace, advance the democratic transition, and promote national reconciliation.  The United States shares your vision for a future rooted in security, justice, and prosperity for everyone. 

The resumption of operations at our embassy in Bangui this past September is a testament to our commitment. We will continue to support your country as you seek the peace and unity that you so richly deserve.

I wish all people of the Central African Republic a joyous National Day.