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Bolivian Independence Day

Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
August 6, 2009


On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I extend my congratulations to the Bolivian people as they celebrate 184 years of independence. The United States and Bolivia have 161 years of bilateral relations, a long friendship based on mutual respect and shared principles. On this occasion, we reiterate the United States’ commitment to be a good partner in Bolivia’s journey to a more just, democratic, and prosperous future.

PRN: 2009/811


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