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On the Occasion of Portugal's National Day


Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
June 8, 2012

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On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Portugal as you celebrate your National Day this June 10th.

Portugal and the United States share a history of friendship and trust based on our mutual commitment to promoting democracy, prosperity, and security for people around the world. These values have united our countries and strengthened our common approach to global challenges, and they will continue to guide our alliance into the future. The United States is proud to call Portugal a partner in Europe and on countless issues around the world.

I am delighted to wish the Portuguese people a wonderful celebration on your National Day.



PRN: 2012/923

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