U.S. congratulates Ukraine with Independence Day

23 August 2013 11:40

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has congratulated the Ukrainian people on their country's Independence Day, which is on August 24, reports Ukrinform.

The U.S. Department of State released a respective statement by the U.S. secretary of state on August 22.

"On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the people of Ukraine on the 22nd anniversary of your country's independence," reads the statement.

"Every day, we work together on mutually important issues, from promoting economic growth and energy diversification to cooperating on nuclear security and non-proliferation," Kerry said.

He also added United States are ready to help Ukraine to become a prosperous European democracy with a free and open economy. "We strongly support Ukraine's fulfillment of the European Union's conditions for signature of the Association Agreement and the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement at the Vilnius Summit in November," reads the statement.

In addition the U.S. secretary of state praised Ukraine's leadership as OSCE chair and its efforts to promote peace and security in the world.

"We appreciate Ukraine's leadership as chair of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. We also applaud Ukraine's efforts to advance global peace and security in the European neighborhood and across the globe. The United States looks forward to continued cooperation on these and other issues as we strengthen the ties of friendship between our governments and our people," Kerry clamed.