Secretary of State
On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Rwanda on the 53nd anniversary of your independence on July 1.
Rwanda is a leader in advancing opportunities for girls and women by expanding access to secondary and higher education, particularly in the sciences. Your soldiers promote stability around the globe, with more than 5,000 troops and police participating in peacekeeping missions in countries such as Mali, Central African Republic, Darfur, and South Sudan.
The United States values our partnership in trade, investment, and economic development. We will continue to work with you to advance health and food security, build regional security and cooperation, and promote democracy, human rights, and civil society in Rwanda.
On this joyous day, I wish all Rwandans peace and prosperity in the year ahead.
Source: US Department of State