USA toasts Zambia’s Golden Jubilee

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Washington DC- Thursday October 23rd, 2014
USA toasts Zambia’s Golden Jubilee
US Secretary of State John Kerry has sent a message of congratulations to the President of Zambia H.E. Michael Chilufya Sata and the people of Zambia on the country’s 50th Independence anniversary.

In a statement made available to the Zambian Embassy in Washington DC, Ambassador Kerry, said the USA will continue to work closely with Zambia to strengthen democracy, support human rights, spur economic growth, and improve the health and education of the Zambian people.

“On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Zambia on the 50th anniversary of your independence on October 24. Fifty years ago, when your country was born, thousands of Zambians took to the streets shouting kwacha – the dawn. Today, Zambia’s dawn and the promise of peace and democracy has become a reality.” Ambassador Kerry said.

He added that Assistant Secretary of State Linda Thomas-Greenfield is in Zambia representing America and pay tribute to the country’s inspiring record.

Ambassador Kerry noted that time and time again, Zambians have stood up, voted, and let leadership change hands peacefully.

He said Zambia and the USA are united in mutual respect and responsibility for universal values adding that President Obama was pleased to welcome Vice President Guy Scott to the African Leaders’ Summit in August, where they discussed many important issues during this transformative moment for Africa.

Ambassador Kerry observed that as Zambia celebrates its independence, the United States stands with her as a partner and friend.
Issued by
Patricia Littiya
First Secretary (Press and Public Relations)
Embassy of the Republic of Zambia
Washington DC 20008
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