Mexico's Independence Day

Press Statement John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
September 16, 2013

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Mexico on the 203rd anniversary of your country’s independence.

The partnership between our nations is grounded in shared history, and strengthened every day by the values that bind the people of the United States and Mexico together as neighbors, family, friends, and partners.

Together, we are increasing the prosperity of our citizens, strengthening and securing our communities, and finding solutions to the challenges that affect the daily lives of Mexicans and Americans.

As the Mexican people celebrate the historic events of September 16 in plazas throughout the country, the United States wishes you a future of peace, prosperity, and happiness.

¡Viva Mexico!

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