US Congratulates Bulgaria on Liberation Day OccasionDiplomacy | March 1, 2013, Friday // 11:59| views
US Secretary of State John Kerry has congratulated Bulgaria on the occasion of March 3, which is the national holiday celebrated as Liberation Day from Ottoman rule. Photo by EPA/BGNES
Secretary of State John Kerry has congratulated Bulgaria on behalf of President Barack Obama and the people of the United States, on the occasion of its national day on March 3.
In his address, published on the official website of the US Department of State, John Kerry states the following:
On the Occasion of Bulgaria's National Day
On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to congratulate the people of Bulgaria on the occasion of your national day on March 3.
This September our two nations will celebrate 110 years of bilateral diplomatic relations. As a close friend and NATO Ally, we recognize Bulgaria's invaluable contributions to achieving our mutual goals around the world. Our countries continue to cooperate in many areas, including global security, law enforcement, expanding our economic and commercial ties, and supporting democratic transitions around the world. Together we are working to give millions of people hope for a more democratic and peaceful future.
As you celebrate this special day, know that the United States is a partner and friend. I wish all the people of Bulgaria the very best and look forward to deepening our cooperation even more in the years to come.