Dear Mr. President:
As you celebrate the 49th anniversary of your nation's independence September 30, please know that the American people and I send best wishes to the people of Botswana.
The United States joins you in celebrating Botswana's legacy of just, democratic governance. We look forward to expanding our strong relationship and to continuing to work together to create a better world. I wish you and all Botswana good health, happiness, and prosperity this independence day and in the year ahead.