Argentina's Independence Day

Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
July 7, 2010

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Argentina as you commemorate your Independence Day on July 9th.

As Argentines gather with friends and family to celebrate in Tucuman and all around the country, you can be proud of all your country has accomplished. The United States joins them in honoring Argentina’s spirit of freedom, diversity, justice and respect for human rights.

Our countries have enjoyed 200 years of common interests and shared values, and we are partners in a wide array of key issues.

We wish Argentina a happy July 9th, and we look forward to furthering our strong bilateral relationship in the years to come.

PRN: 2010/902