Africa: Burundi National Day

Press Statement
Michael R. Pompeo
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
July 1, 2018

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Burundi as they celebrate their nation’s independence.

We appreciate Burundi’s contribution to international peacekeeping missions and honor the sacrifices Burundians have made in support of these missions.

As we reflect on the many challenges Burundi has confronted over the past 56 years, the United States stands with all Burundians in their efforts to build a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic future as well as to advance fundamental freedoms.

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