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Serbia's National Day

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
February 14, 2013


On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to congratulate the people of Serbia as you celebrate your National Day this February 15.

The United States is proud of our many years as partners and friends. We remain committed to helping Serbia strengthen its multi-ethnic society, its democratic institutions and rule of law, and to achieving its goal of full membership in the European Union. We welcome Serbia’s efforts to work constructively with its neighbors to build a more stable region. We will support Serbia in each step of its European path, and look forward to a growing role for Serbia as a force for peace and prosperity.

On this special day, the United States stands beside you. To all the people of Serbia, I wish you a peaceful and prosperous future.

PRN: 2013/0161


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