Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On behalf of the citizens of the United States, I congratulate the Spanish people as they celebrate La Fiesta Nacional de España on October 12.
"The United States and Spain are united by history, friendship, and a wide range of shared interests. In today’s interconnected world, our two countries recognize that vibrant partnerships are essential to confronting global challenges. We are working closely with Spain to promote international cooperation, peace, security, and prosperity. From fostering mutual economic growth to combatting Ebola and countering ISIL, Spain is a vital ally and friend of the United States.
"The United States wishes the people of Spain a joyous celebration as you observe La Fiesta Nacional de España."