Mauritania National Day

Press Statement
Michael R. Pompeo
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
November 28, 2018

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I wish the government and people of Mauritania prosperity, peace, and happiness as you celebrate your Independence Day.

The United States enjoys a broad bilateral relationship with Mauritania. In the coming year, we will continue to work together to address issues of mutual concern, including promoting investment and fair labor practices in the country to help spur economic prosperity for all Mauritanians. We also will continue working together to build Mauritania’s democratic institutions and promote human rights to ensure peace and stability and counter the regional terrorist threat so Mauritanians can live free from fear.

Congratulations on the 58th anniversary of your independence – the United States looks forward to continuing our partnership in the coming year.