On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I offer warm congratulations to the people of Panama as you observe the 113th anniversary of your nation’s independence on November 3.
Panama and the United States share a long history of friendship based on our common values, rich cultural bonds, and close people-to-people ties. We applaud your successful completion of the Panama Canal expansion – a testament to your country’s critical role as a global hub of trade and commerce – and are committed to working together to expand our economic partnership, promote security in our hemisphere, and safeguard our environment.
Best wishes for happiness and prosperity in the year ahead.
Source: U.S. State Department.