On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send best wishes to the people of Burundi on the 52nd anniversary of your independence on July 1.
The United States and Burundi share a long history of friendship and cooperation based on a mutual commitment to peace and regional security. We continue to support the efforts of the government and people of Burundi to promote economic growth and development. We are deeply committed to Burundi's continued progress as a peaceful and democratic country.
The United States wishes you a joyous celebration as you gather with family and friends to mark your national day.