Uruguayan Election

Press Statement
Ian Kelly
Department Spokesman
Washington, DC
November 30, 2009

We congratulate President-elect Mujica on his election, and commend the people of Uruguay for their strong commitment to democracy.

Uruguay is a valued partner of the United States in many areas, including international peacekeeping operations, and is a leader in the promotion of democracy and stability in the region.

We look forward to working with President-elect Mujica to deepen our partnership and advance common goals for the benefit of the people of Uruguay and of the Americas.

PRN: 2009/1189