United States | Bicentennial Statement to Cabo Verde
United States – On behalf of the United States, I send my best wishes to the people of Cabo Verde as we celebrate the bicentennial anniversary of relations between our two nations. Our friendship dates back to December 1818, when the first U.S. consulate in sub-Saharan Africa opened in Cabo Verde. We have maintained strong and enduring ties for two hundred years.
As we reflect upon our partnership, we recognize our mutual commitment to good governance, maritime security, and economic prosperity.