On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Guinea on the 54th anniversary of your independence this October 2.
The United States and Guinea share a commitment to democracy, economic development, and inclusive government. We are pleased at the news of the upcoming legislative elections. A transparent and timely electoral process will benefit the Guinean people. The United States remains dedicated to working with Guinea to strengthen democratic governance and promote national reconciliation.
I wish all Guineans a year of peace and prosperity.