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On the Occasion of the Principality of Monaco's National Day


Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
November 16, 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 Monaco as you celebrate your national day this November 19.

For more than a century, Monaco and the United States have worked together to promote peace and prosperity around the globe. This year, Monaco hosted representatives from the United States and over 50 other countries at the 21st Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. This important gathering highlighted the Principality’s commitment to development, security, and human rights. It is just one of the many contributions that Monaco has made to international collaboration and understanding. We also commemorate the 5th anniversary of the opening of the Monegasque embassy in Washington, a tangible example of our enduring friendship.

Congratulations again on this special day. I look forward to continued cooperation between our countries in the years to come.



PRN: 2012/1807

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