Message From Chairmen Khrushchev and Brezhnev to President Kennedy
Moscow, July 4, 1962.



ESTEEMED MR. PRESIDENT: On the occasion of the national holiday of the U.S.A.--Independence Day--we send you and the entire American people sincere congratulations and best wishes from the people of the Soviet Union and from ourselves. We should like to believe that the time is beginning when congratulating one another on national holidays, we will also be able to point to the results of mutual efforts, which all peoples including the people of our country now await, for successes in the matter of removing the threat of war and for securing peace on earth.
N. Khrushchev
L. Brezhnev