Panama's Independence Day

Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
November 1, 2012

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Panama as you celebrate 109 years of independence this November 3.

From the islands of Bocas del Toro and ports of Colón to the jungles of the Darién and the Panama City skyline, Panama’s natural beauty and cultural diversity are just a couple of your country’s many treasures. Today, Panama is experiencing dynamic economic growth, which promises to unlock even greater opportunity and prosperity for the Panamanian people. We also celebrate the implementation of our historic Trade Promotion Agreement which will create jobs and expand opportunity for both of our people.

The United States stands with you as a partner and friend, and we look forward to building on our partnership in the years to come. “¡Felicitaciones!”

PRN: 2012/1725