Azerbaijan Republic Day

Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
May 27, 2010

On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I extend my warmest wishes to the people of Azerbaijan as you celebrate your Republic Day on May 28. We join you in celebrating your rich history and Azerbaijan’s development since regaining independence.

The United States values its partnership with Azerbaijan, which is rooted in mutual respect and mutual interest. We are committed to further strengthening the close relationship between our two countries.

On this day of celebration, I wish you peace and prosperity in the year to come.

PRN: 2010/686