Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson: "On behalf of the Government of the United States, congratulations to the people of Côte d’Ivoire, as you celebrate your national independence on August 7th.
"The United States and Côte d’Ivoire have maintained close and friendly relations since your nation’s inception. On this 57th anniversary of Côte d’Ivoire’s independence, the United States reaffirms its commitment to helping your nation work towards the goals of lasting peace and economic prosperity. Côte d’Ivoire’s dedication to democracy will strengthen its future growth and stability.
"We wish the people of Côte d’Ivoire continued progress and success, as you commemorate your National Day."