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Happy National Day, Sweden

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry issued a congratulatory message to Sweden as it celebrates its national day on June 6.
By JC Finley   |   June 6, 2014 at 9:35 AM   |   Comments

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WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of State sent its congratulations to Sweden on the occasion of its national day.

Secretary of State John Kerry issued the following congratulatory message:

"On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Sweden on the 205th anniversary of the adoption of your constitution.

"Sweden's June 6, 1809, constitution set forth principles of democracy and freedom to which all nations should aspire. Those shared values continue to form the bedrock of the close friendship between Sweden and the United States today.

"My visits last year to Kiruna for the Arctic Council Ministerial and Stockholm were an opportunity to highlight and advance our shared interests. On the Arctic Council, we are working together to find ways to address the effects of climate change on that precious part of our planet. We also welcome Sweden's efforts to increase our joint trade and investment, including through support for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. As a NATO partner, we are especially grateful for Sweden's contributions to our shared security.

"The powerful bond between our nations is strengthened every day by the contributions of Americans of Swedish heritage. As President Obama and Prime Minister Reinfeldt noted during President Obama's September 2013 visit to Stockholm, 'Sweden and the United States are very special friends.'

"As you celebrate your national day with family and friends, the United States stands with you as a steadfast partner and special friend. I wish all Swedish people continued peace and prosperity in the coming year."

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