El Salvador's National Day

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


On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate El Salvador on the 194th anniversary of its independence on September 15.

As the Salvadoran government and people work to address the significant challenges facing the country, the United States renews our commitment to stand with you as a friend and partner in that effort.  We are confident that the proud and hardworking people of El Salvador can come together, united by the common goal of building a more secure and prosperous country for all Salvadorans.

As El Salvador celebrates Independence Day, may the pride you feel for your country serve to strengthen both your national unity and your commitment to working together toward a brighter future for El Salvador.