Paraguay Independence Day

Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
May 14, 2012

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to all Paraguayans as you celebrate the anniversary of your independence this May 15.

Paraguay and the United States are united by our common democratic values and respect for individual rights and liberties. Together, we are working to deepen democratic institutions, strengthen human rights, combat crime, and promote effective, transparent governments and judicial systems.

As you celebrate this joyous occasion, know that the United States stands with you as a partner and friend. We look forward to continuing to work closely together as partners for peace and prosperity. Tapevyaite (que disfruten este día).

PRN: 2012/763