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Ecuador's Independence Day


Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
August 8, 2011

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On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Ecuador on the 202nd anniversary of your country’s independence this August 10.

Our two countries have stood together on behalf of freedom and democracy around the world. We have a long standing commitment to equality and prosperity. Today, we are partnering on behalf of a number of regional and international issues and I look forward to continued collaboration in pursuit of common goals.

As you celebrate this special day with family, friends and loved ones, and reflect on your rich history, know that the United States wishes the people of Ecuador a safe and prosperous year to come.



PRN: 2011/1286

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