On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Bolivia as you celebrate the 186th anniversary of your independence this August 6.
Our two countries share a rich diversity among our peoples and we are united in our pursuit for lasting equality. Bolivia and the United States are committed to independence and liberty, and we are working to promote democracy, human rights, and prosperity throughout the hemisphere and the world.
As you celebrate this special day and honor your history, know that the United States stands with you. I look forward to strengthening and deepening this partnership for the benefit of both our people.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State