Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I would like extend my best wishes to the Sammarinese people on the Feast of San Marino and the Republic on September 3.

"For more than 150 years, the United States and San Marino have enjoyed a warm friendship, standing shoulder to shoulder in support of democracy, human rights, and global prosperity.

"I congratulate the people of San Marino on their long and rich history of advancing peace and liberty, and I wish them continued success on their national day."