Republic of Nauru's Independence Day

Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
January 29, 2013

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of the Republic of Nauru on the 45th anniversary of your Independence this January 31.

Our two countries share a long history of friendship and cooperation on a broad range of issues, from strengthening regional security, to mitigating the environmental threats posed by climate change, to protecting fisheries and wildlife. Today, we are working together to strengthen democracy and build bridges of respect and friendship between nations around the world.

As you celebrate this special day, know that the United States stands with you in the spirit of our shared values and continuing cooperation. Congratulations and warmest wishes for peace and prosperity in the year to come.

PRN: 2013/0085