On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Brazil on the 200th anniversary of your independence on September 7th.
As the two largest democracies in the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Brazil share a commitment to support democracy throughout the region and demonstrate its benefits for all people. The United States and Brazil continue to work on deepening our vital strategic and economic relationship. Together, our countries can ensure regional peace and security, advance human rights and racial justice, and build a safe, healthy, sustainable, and prosperous future for coming generations.
The United States offers its best wishes to the people of Brazil as they celebrate the bicentennial of their independence.