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Lunar New Year

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
January 19, 2012


On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes for peace, prosperity, and good health to everyone celebrating the Lunar New Year.

Around the world, people will welcome the Year of the Dragon with rich and varied traditions. Asian Americans will gather with family and friends in communities across the United States to celebrate their vibrant heritage and the ties that unite all of us. President Obama and I are committed to our 21st century partnership with the people of the Asia-Pacific region, and we will continue to deepen ties with our allies and partners, while strengthening lasting bonds of friendship and cooperation.

Throughout this new year, and in the years to come, let us continue to work together to realize new opportunities and make progress on the shared challenges we face.

PRN: 2012/083


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