U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has wished the Icelandic people a happy Independence day, saying that the American people will celebrate with them today, honoring their shared history and friendship. Mbl.is reports this.
Dorrit Moussaieff, Hillary Clinton, President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson and Bill Clinton.
Clinton also pointed out that Iceland and the United States both honor democracy and human rights, sharing strong economical, cultural and family bonds.
According to her, the United States are proud to have been the first nation to recognize Iceland’s independence on June 17th 1944. Americans fondly remember Iceland’s hospitality through the years, she said, mentioning in particular leader summits and international conventions hosted by Iceland.
She concluded by saying that currently, Iceland and the United States are working together worldwide towards peace, progress and prosperity. Now, with Iceland’s difficult economy, they can rest assured that they have the full support of the United States.