Paraguay's Independence Day

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
May 14, 2015

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Paraguay on the anniversary of your independence on May 15.

The partnership between the United States and Paraguay is built on our work to promote stability and prosperity throughout the region. Paraguay’s commitment to a strong Inter-American System was on display last year at the OAS General Assembly held in Asunción. You are making enormous progress on reducing poverty and consolidating democracy. We support your efforts to strengthen civil society, develop infrastructure, and promote economic growth.

On this joyous occasion, I wish all Paraguayans peace and prosperity in the year ahead.

Feliz Día de la Patria!