Secretary of State
October 23, 2015
On behalf of President Obama and the citizens of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Zambia on the 51st anniversary of your independence.
The long partnership between our two nations is grounded in mutual respect and enhances the security and prosperity of both our countries. The United States honors Zambia’s proud traditions, including its enduring commitment to a democratic future. We look forward to continuing to work with you to promote the building blocks of prosperity, which include education, access to quality health care, good governance, and respect for human rights under the rule of law.
As you celebrate this special day with family, friends, and loved ones, know that the United States stands with you as a partner and friend.