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Statement by Governor Mitt Romney on India's Independence Day

August 15, 2007


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Boston, MA – Governor Mitt Romney issued the following statement today regarding India's Independence Day:

"On the 60th anniversary of India's independence, we celebrate the contributions of Indian-Americans to the United States. Throughout my career, I have seen first-hand how the Indian-American community has enriched our nation with its values and culture. Many Indian-Americans are also at the forefront of building our nation's vibrant economy in various sectors including health care, business, education, science and technology.

"As the world's two largest democracies and as partners in fighting terror, India and the United States have a historic opportunity to forge a more powerful partnership based on our shared values and strategic interests. Together, India and the United States can serve as twin beacons of freedom against those who preach intolerance and extremism. We should strengthen our nations' ability to advance our mutual interests internationally in the United Nations and elsewhere, while working closely to build security and prosperity for our peoples and the world."

To listen to Governor Romney's statement, visit:

Mitt Romney, Statement by Governor Mitt Romney on India's Independence Day Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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