Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
February 26, 2013


The United States has long valued its friendship and cooperation with Kuwait, and I am pleased to congratulate the people of Kuwait as you celebrate the 52nd anniversary of your independence and the 22nd anniversary of Kuwait’s liberation.

As we jointly promote efforts to advance peace and prosperity in the Middle East and beyond, the United States will continue to rely on the close ties we have built together over many years. These ties extend well beyond the shared sacrifice of our militaries to include the fields of education, business, health care, and culture.

On behalf of the American people, please accept our congratulations once again on these important anniversaries, as well as our best wishes for peace, prosperity, and happiness.



PRN: 2013/0217