DCSIMG

Secretary Clinton on Benin National Day

Washington, D.C.



Benin National Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Benin as you celebrate the 52nd anniversary of your independence this August 1.

Both of our countries share a commitment to promoting human rights, civil liberties and the accountability of all leaders and institutions. Benin’s strong leadership during your presidency of the African Union shows a willingness to resolve crises and create stability for your people and the rest of the continent. Your country’s continued advancement in the preservation of rule of law and a more efficient judicial system makes Benin a model of democracy in Western Africa. As the Beninese people strive to make advancements in other key areas, the United States will continue to be a partner and supporter.

As you celebrate your National Day, please know that the United States is standing with you as a partner and friend.

Disclaimer: The Office of Policy Planning and Public Diplomacy, in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, of the U.S. Department of State manages this site as a portal for international human rights related information from the United States Government. External links to other internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein.