28 November 2012

Mauritania: Secretary Clinton On Mauritania's National Day

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY CLINTON

Mauritania 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 Mauritania on your 52nd anniversary of independence this November 28.

Mauritania and the United States continue to work closely to advance regional peace and security. The United States fully supports Mauritania's democratic and economic development. And we look forward to finding new opportunities to collaborate on promoting human rights and expanding economic opportunities for all citizens.

I wish all Mauritanians a happy 52nd anniversary celebration. We are committed to building upon our partnership to promote prosperity and peace in the coming year.

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