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Benin’s National Day

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Press Statement
Rex W. Tillerson
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
August 1, 2017

On behalf of the United States, congratulations to the people of Benin as you celebrate the 57th anniversary of your national independence on August 1st.

The United States reaffirms its support of Benin and its goal of a better and more prosperous future. We use this opportunity to recognize both our commitments to partner on regional stability, sustainable economic growth, and universal respect for human rights.

Our best wishes to you on this special day.

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This translation is provided as a courtesy and only the original English source should be considered authoritative.
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