Obama extends “warmest greetings” to Pakistan on National DayMarch 23rd, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 23(ANI): US President Barack Obama has extended his “warmest greetings” on the Pakistan Day to President Asif Ali Zardari and the countrymen.
“On the anniversary of your republic day this March 23, the people of the United States of America join me in extending warmest greetings to you and all the people of Pakistan,” Obama said in his message to Zardari.
He said that both nations have long shared ties in health, education, and business as well as a mutual commitment to human rights and democratic goals.
Obama quoted the words of the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah: “With faith, discipline, and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.”
“We look forward to strengthening our relationship by working together to foster peace, tolerance, prosperity, security, and stability in the region and around the world,” he added.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also congratulated the people of Pakistan on the “anniversary of the signing of the Lahore Resolution this March 23, which laid the foundation for the creation of Pakistan.”
US Ambassador to Islamabad Cameron Munter said in his video message: “We are very pleased to have made such good friends in the time that we have been welcomed here in Pakistan, as Americans have been welcomed for over sixty years.”
” We have had some difficulties and these are tough days now. But we want to assure you - and all of the people who are your friends around the world - that the American commitment to Pakistan stands firm,” he said.
“We will work through these tough days with American friendship, committed to a long future where we can help one another as we have tried to do over the years. We hope to be here as your friends, now and forever,” he added. (ANI)
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