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Message Greeting the Organization of African Unity Then Meeting in Accra.

October 21, 1965

I EXTEND to the Organization of African Unity the greetings of the Government and the people of the United States of America.

We in the United States share with you a common aspiration for the advancement of human dignity and freedom. Your organization provides one means for the peoples of Africa to realize their hopes and dreams. Your past work in the peaceful settlement of disputes has demonstrated to all the world the great benefits to be derived from cooperative action.

I wish you success in your deliberations. It is our hope that they will strengthen the bonds among you and further advance the well-being of your member countries.

Note: The message was read by Bill D. Moyers, Special Assistant to the President, at his news conference in his office at the White House at 4:10 p.m. on Thursday, October 21, 1965. It was not made public in the form of a White House press release.

The Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Organization of African Unity met in Accra, Ghana, October 21-25, 1965.

Lyndon B. Johnson, Message Greeting the Organization of African Unity Then Meeting in Accra. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/241184

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