Citizens of Republic of Congo Celebrate Their National Day

The citizens of Republic of Congo today celebrated their 51 years of independence.

The Republic of the Congo’s sparse population is concentrated in the southwestern portion of the African country. The vast areas of tropical jungle in the north is virtually uninhabited. Its rural areas, industrial and commercial activity has declined rapidly in recent years, leaving rural economies dependent on the government for support, according to Wikipedia.

US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking in Washington, DC, extended the congratulations of President Obama and the people of the United States, to the people of Republic of Congo on their National Day.

“Our two countries are working together on many issues of mutual importance, from strengthening regional security to improving the health of Congolese citizens and safeguarding the environment.” -Ms. Clinton

School children in the classroom, Republic of the Congo.

She stressed that the United States is proud to work alongside Congolese civil society and private sector leaders as well as government officials to improve human rights and help build a more stable, secure, democratic, and prosperous Congo.

“I wish the people of the Republic of Congo a safe and happy Independence Day celebration. I look forward to strengthening the ties between our peoples as we work toward common goals in the region and around the world.” -Ms. Clinton

Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa. In recent years, industrial and commercial activity has declined rapidly in rural areas.

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