Nicaragua Independence Day

Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
September 13, 2012

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Nicaragua as you celebrate 191 years of independence this September 15.

This is an opportunity for Nicaraguans young and old to rejoice in the proud heritage of the “land of lakes and volcanoes.” The people of the United States and Nicaragua are united through our close personal and economic ties, our rich cultural traditions, and our shared aspirations for a secure, democratic, and prosperous future.

As you celebrate with family and friends, know that we remain steadfast partners with the Nicaraguan people, and wish you heartfelt ¡Felicidades!

PRN: 2012/1436