On the Occasion of Andorra's National Day

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
September 5, 2013

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I offer best wishes to the people of Andorra as you celebrate your national holiday, Our Lady of Meritxell Day, on September 8.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Andorra’s constitution and its accession to the United Nations. On this special occasion, we are reminded that the relationship between the United States and Andorra is built on shared democratic ideals and a commitment to promoting human rights.

We appreciate Andorra’s valuable contributions to the international community and look forward to strengthening the friendship between our two countries.

I wish all Andorrans peace, health, and prosperity on this special day.

PRN: 2013/1077