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Kerry wishes the Argentine team 'good luck' in the World Cup

Wednesday, July 9th 2014 - 08:00 UTC
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The Secretary of State message was motivated by Independence Day The Secretary of State message was motivated by Independence Day

US Secretary of State John Kerry congratulated the people of Argentina on the country’s Independence Day on July 9 and wished the national team good luck in Brazil’s World Cup.

 On behalf of the US President Barack Obama, Kerry said his country “is proud to be Argentina’s partner in educational and cultural exchanges, science and technology, clean energy development, and space exploration”.

“The United States wishes all Argentines not only a joyful celebration of your independence, but also good luck to the Albiceleste team in the World Cup,” the document read.

Follows the full text:

“On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Argentina as you celebrate your Independence Day on July 9.

”Our countries have enjoyed 200 years of common interests and shared values. My ancestor, John Murray Forbes, served as a U.S. diplomat in Argentina soon after independence came to the Rio de la Plata region and modern Argentina was born. He stood alongside your forefathers as they built a strong foundation for democracy, peace, and shared prosperity.

“The United States is proud to be Argentina’s partner in educational and cultural exchanges, science and technology, clean energy development, and space exploration. We share a commitment to strengthening democracy, promoting human rights, and expanding social inclusion.

”The United States wishes all Argentines not only a joyful celebration of your independence, but also good luck to the Albiceleste team in the World Cup”.

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  • La Patria

    Luck won't help.
    Some Messi magic or sneaky tricks will.

    Jul 09th, 2014 - 08:21 am 0
  • Briton

    loyalties ,, loyalties...mmmmm

    Jul 09th, 2014 - 11:13 am 0
  • Chicureo

    With Messi and the generous blessings of the American government, they could possibly score a goal or two, but I think the Dutch will win.

    Jul 09th, 2014 - 11:19 am 0
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