United States secretary of state John Kerry congratulates the people of Malaysia for celebrating the 59th anniversary of independence (Merdeka).
Kerry issued the statement on behalf of President Obama and the American people.
He expressed that in the second year since our leaders announced a Comprehensive Partnership between our two countries, we have reaffirmed longstanding trade and investment ties and enhanced joint efforts to protect the well-being of our citizens.
Kerry added that expanded opportunities for Malaysians and Americans from all walks of life to exchange views and work together has made us ever more aware of our shared belief in the importance of diversity and innovation to the promotion of prosperity and security across the globe.
Last year August, Kerry visited Malaysia during the Asean Ministerial Meeting