El Salvador's Independence Day

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
September 15, 2014

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send best wishes to the people of El Salvador as you celebrate your independence.

I became familiar with your beautiful country as a freshman U.S. Senator. Today, the ties between the United States and El Salvador are stronger than ever through our work together to create a more secure and prosperous El Salvador under the Partnership for Growth.

Our cooperation demonstrates how our shared values can produce progress that benefits both of our countries. We look forward to working with President Sanchez Ceren and his administration in the coming months and years.

From the Costa del Sol to the mountains of Chalatenango, may this Independence Day be a celebration of El Salvador and the strength and dignity of your people.