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Secretary Clinton’s Video Message to Brazil

September 3, 2010

One hundred and eighty-eight years ago, the United States was the very first country to recognize Brazil’s independence. This September 7th, we again join Brazilians around the world in celebrating your rich culture, your history of achievement, and to honor the close friendship between our two countries.

When I visited Brazil in March, I had the opportunity to meet with leaders in government, the private sector, students, and so many others working to improve the quality of life for all Brazilians. Brazil’s leadership on climate change and clean energy, on food security and income equality, on social inclusion and education has earned regional and international recognition. Your upcoming elections are an opportunity to demonstrate once again that respect for democratic governance, civil rights and individual liberties is the surest path to prosperity. These common values are the foundation for the strong partnership between our countries as we work together to address the regional and global challenges of our time.

Whether you celebrate this day by watching the parade on the Esplanada, or enjoying the air show in the skies of Brasilia, or simply gathering with friends and family, you represent the progress that Brazil has made and will continue to make in the years ahead. I wish all Brazilians a safe and happy Independence Day celebration. And I look forward to continuing the close relationship between our countries, not only this year but in the years ahead, as we work together toward a safer, more peaceful, prosperous world.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Thain permalink
    September 3, 2010 5:29 pm

    Thanks, great interview. I like when she gives interviews to Arab media, I wish she’d do it more.

  2. Thain permalink
    September 3, 2010 5:32 pm

    Ooops, I posted this comment to the wrong post, I meant to put it on your post about her joint interview with arab and israeli tv

  3. September 13, 2010 11:35 am

    Great site, excellent article, congratulations!

    We´d like to show you Brazil during the Independence Week.

    Discover why the 7th of September is so important to Brazil!

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