Uruguay's Independence Day

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
August 23, 2013

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send best wishes to the Uruguayan people on the 188th anniversary of your nation’s independence this August 25.

Our relationship is strong and rooted in the shared values of democracy, rule of law, and human rights. In these and other areas, Uruguay is an important partner for the United States and a model for other nations. We look forward to expanding institutional and educational exchanges, exploring new opportunities for trade between our countries, and continuing to cultivate our relationship in the years to come.

The United States wishes Uruguay a festive independence day celebration.

PRN: 2013/1027