On behalf of the people of the United States, I’m proud to send our best wishes to all the people of Mexico as you celebrate your victory in achieving independence 200 years ago.
From the earliest days of our nations, the people of Mexico and the United States have shared a strong bond— united by our shared values, and our shared aspirations.
And throughout our history, we have learned that we are stronger when we stand together— as neighbors, partners, and friends.
My administration is committed to building on this foundation to strengthen and expand the relationship between our peoples, in ways that will benefit all of us.
Earlier this month, we relaunched the U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue to promote greater cooperation as we drive our shared economic recovery.
And I’m proud that our new Ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar, a proud Mexican American, a respected leader and public servant, and my good friend, has arrived in time to join these celebrations.
Ken is just one of millions of Americans who proudly trace their family’s heritage to Mexico.
His personal story and his passion are a testament to the depth and power of the personal connections that tie our nations together at every level.
So, congratulations again on this momentous anniversary of your independence.
I wish you all a safe, happy, and healthy celebration.
The United States has no closer friend than Mexico, and I look forward to all that our nations will accomplish together in the years to come.