Washington, DC - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: "On behalf of the United States, I send my best wishes to the Government and people of Gabon on the celebration of the 59th anniversary of your independence.
"The United States and Gabon share a strong economic and security relationship. Gabon’s partnership on maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea, commitment to peacekeeping in the region, and progress toward biodiversity preservation are important elements in our bilateral relationship. The United States looks forward to greater cooperation between our two countries in the future.
"On this momentous occasion, I wish the people of Gabon a prosperous year ahead."