Remembering the Legation

TALIM Kerry portraitNote: Since we enjoy being mentioned by Secretaries of State
our landlords, so to speak – here is today's statement by John Kerry on Morocco's Feast of the Throne.  Thanks to a Moroccan journalist friend for bringing this to our attention.

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behalf of President Obama and the American people, I offer warm wishes to King
Mohammed VI and the Moroccan people as you celebrate your national day this
July 30. 

When Morocco
granted American merchant ships safe passage after the outbreak of the American
Revolution, it signaled the beginning of a strong and enduring friendship. We
are also proud that the Moroccan city of Tangier is home to our oldest
diplomatic property in the world. 

more than 225 years of friendship and peace, we continue to work together to
expand trade, promote stability in the region, and enhance mutual understanding
between our nations.  

this time of profound change in the region, the United States supports Morocco’s
ongoing efforts to strengthen the rule of law, human rights, and good
governance. We look forward to building on our long history of relations as
we work together to advance common goals. 

As you
gather with family and friends on this special day, the United States wishes
you a future of peace and prosperity. Ramadan Mubarak.

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