Minister of State Kent Congratulates People of Honduras on Occasion of Their Independence Day

(No. 254 - September 15, 2009 - 2:10 p.m. EDT) The Honourable Peter Kent, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas), today congratulated the people of Honduras as they celebrate their country’s Independence Day:

"Canada extends congratulations to the people of Honduras as they celebrate the 188th anniversary of their country’s independence.

"Although these are trying times, we value our relationship with Honduras, which has grown stronger through our cooperation in many areas of common interest.

"Canada remains committed to supporting the San José process as the best solution for the return to constitutional order in Honduras."

For more information, please visit Canada-Honduras Relations, Honduras and Situation in Honduras.

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