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US Secretary of State offers "heartfelt wishes"

02-01-2014 17:44 BJT Special Report: 2014 Spring Festival |

US Secretary of State, John Kerry has expressed his "heartfelt wishes" for the good health and prosperity of people celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year.

The US Secretary of State said in a written statement that he extended best wishes on behalf of President Barack Obama and the American people.

Kerry said as millions of people welcome the Year of the Horse, he wishes the New Year brings ever greater cooperation in pursuit of common goals.

Kerry also reiterated that as a Pacific nation, the United States is "deeply committed" to strengthening its partnerships throughout the Asia-Pacific region.


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