Africa: The Gambia National Day

The Gambia National Day

Press Statement

John Kerry
Secretary of State

Washington, DC
February 18, 2016


On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send best wishes to the people of The Gambia on the 51st anniversary of your independence on February 18.

I look forward to working together in the coming year to strengthen democracy, promote human dignity, and combat terrorism and extremism.

I wish all Gambians a joyful anniversary celebration.