US: US government felicitates with Ivorians on national day

New York, US (PANA) - The US government on Saturday felicitated with the people of Cote d'Ivoire, as the country celebrates its 56th independence anniversary on 7 August.

A US State Department statement made available to PANA in New York, said: "President Barack Obama and the American people, congratulate the people of Cote d’Ivoire as you celebrate the 56th anniversary of your nation’s independence.

"Looking to the future, Cote d’Ivoire has many reasons for confidence, including your country’s robust rate of economic growth, a decline in poverty, and democratic progress in the wake of successful elections last fall."

It noted that the friendship between US and Cote d'Ivoire is based on shared values and a commitment to working together closely to build prosperity, foster development, protect the environment, and safeguard the security of citizens from violent extremism and other threats.

"We look forward to continued partnership with Cote d'Ivoire in all of these areas and more, as well as offer our warmest wishes to the Ivorian people on this special day and throughout the year to come," the statement added.
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06 august 2016 18:13:32

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