Peru's Independence Day

Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
July 26, 2012

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Peru as you celebrate the 191st anniversary of your independence this July 28.

The friendship between our two countries is based on our mutual commitment to freedom and democracy. These ties between our nations grow stronger every day as we work together promoting freedom, universal rights, and human dignity in our hemisphere and throughout the world. Over the past year we have continued to strengthen these bonds. We are expanding our trade relationship, promoting social inclusion and gender equality, and engaging with regional and global partners to keep our citizens safe.

With its rich history and promising future, Peru has the chance to continue advancing the ideals of freedom and democracy for its people and people throughout the world. Congratulations and best wishes for peace and prosperity in the year to come.

PRN: 2012/1224