Hillary Clinton wishes Aussies a happy day
Feminist in Chief: Hilary Clinton with Julia Gillard in the Whitehouse.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has wished all Aussies a safe and happy Australia Day.
"As you celebrate your national day with loved ones, know that the United States stands with you as a committed partner and friend," Ms Clinton said in a statement received on Saturday.
"I wish all Australians a safe and happy holiday celebration and continued peace and prosperity in the coming year."
Ms Clinton said her recent visit to Australia for the annual AUSMIN talks had reminded her of the strong bonds that united the two countries.
"We are cooperating on more issues than ever before, from strengthening security to space exploration, from expanding educational exchanges to increasing trade and commerce," she said.
"We are also working tirelessly to advance the causes of freedom, democracy and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific and across the globe. All of this is reinforced by the ties of family, friends, values and principles."
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