Bolivia's Independence Day

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
August 5, 2015

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Bolivia as you celebrate the 190th anniversary of the signing of your Declaration of Independence.

Today is a joyous one for the Bolivian people. Your celebrations reflect the vast diversity of your nation. People from government to civic society, labor unions to the military, indigenous groups to school children all participate in the festivities. Our two nations value ethnic and cultural diversity, social inclusion, and democratic pluralism.

On the anniversary of your independence, I wish all Bolivians health and prosperity.