On behalf of the United States government and the American people, I offer my sincerest congratulations to all Batswana on your National Day.

The United States and Botswana have a deep partnership cemented in our common values and interests. We have worked together to build economic prosperity, promote democratic governance, strengthen our global health security, and conserve the environment. Our close collaboration has enhanced the historic friendship between our governments and our people, and we know these connections will only continue to be strengthened as we face global challenges together.

The United States wishes all Batswana a happy Independence Day as you celebrate over five decades of democratic traditions.