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Bulgaria's National Day

Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
March 1, 2011


On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Bulgaria as you celebrate the 133rd anniversary of your independence this March 3.

The United States and Bulgaria are close allies, based on mutual respect and shared values. We are working together to promote freedom and democracy around the world. Your work to build a more peaceful and prosperous future for the Afghan people, and in helping your neighbors fully integrate into Euro-Atlantic institutions demonstrates your commitment to a safer, more secure world.

Bulgaria has led by example at home, striving to create strong institutions, enforce the rule of law and uphold democratic transitions. Your progress in building a vibrant democracy as a responsible member of the transatlantic community over the past two decades has given hope to so many countries in your region and around the world.

I wish all Bulgarians a happy Independence Day celebration and look forward to continuing our work together towards a more peaceful and prosperous world.

PRN: 2010/303


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