The United States congratulates the Mauritanian people for their peaceful participation in the legislative, regional, and municipal elections that were held on September 1 and 15. We congratulate those chosen by their fellow citizens to fill these critical positions, and we wish them success as they take up their new responsibilities. We also commend the CENI, for its success in implementing elections on an unprecedented scale as they begin preparations for the 2019 elections. Building on past support to Mauritania’s democratic institutions, we welcome the opportunity to continue to collaborate on capacity building and training.
The United States values its longstanding partnership with Mauritania to further our shared goals, including support for the democratic process and human rights, security cooperation, and economic prosperity for the citizens of both of our nations.