Chile's National Day

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
September 18, 2013

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I extend warm wishes to the people of Chile as you celebrate your Independence Day on September 18.

The United States-Chile partnership is grounded in a shared commitment to democracy, economic prosperity, open markets, sustainable development, and the welfare of our people. Our regional cooperation is particularly strong. We will continue to work together to protect the environment, promote the development of renewable energy, enhance people-to-people connections, and support peace and prosperity in the hemisphere.

The United States wishes you a safe, happy and prosperous year to come. Feliz Dieciocho. 

PRN: 2013/1131