Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
April 11, 2010


On behalf of President Obama and the American people, it is my great pleasure to wish the people of Laos a peaceful and prosperous Lao New Year. This is an opportunity to honor Lao culture and heritage, and to come together to welcome new beginnings and new possibilities.

As we commemorate the 55th anniversary of bilateral relations between the United States and Laos, I look forward to working together to broaden the partnership between our governments and deepen the friendship between our people.

I offer my warmest wishes for a happy and safe holiday.



PRN: 2010/421

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