Secretary Kerry’s Statement on 2016 Lunar New Year

Press Statement
John KerrySecretary of StateWashington, DC
February 6, 2016

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to convey my warmest wishes of health and prosperity to all celebrating the Lunar New Year on February 8.

In welcoming this New Year, let us look back on the past year, noting the strengthened relationships that have brought about greater prosperity, helped us address the challenges we share, and deepened our understanding of each other’s cultures. As millions of Americans observe the holiday, the United States will continue – now, and throughout the year – working to strengthen our bonds of cooperation and advance mutual understanding across cultures, faiths, and nations.

I wish you all great success in the Year of the Monkey.