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Message to Prime Minister Maga on the Occasion of the Independence of the Republic of Dahomey.

August 01, 1960

Dear Mr. Prime Minister:

On the occasion of the independence of the Republic of Dahomey, I extend in my own name and on behalf of the United States most cordial greetings and felicitations to you and the people of Dahomey.

The United States has followed with great interest the progress of Dahomey towards independence and it is with deep satisfaction that we welcome this historic event, achieved in friendly cooperation with France.

On this memorable occasion the Government and people of the United States look forward to close and friendly relations with the Government and people of Dahomey.

Sincerely,

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

Note: The message was released at the U.S. Naval Base, Newport, R.I.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Message to Prime Minister Maga on the Occasion of the Independence of the Republic of Dahomey. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/235127

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