Republic of Fiji's Independence Day

Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
October 7, 2011

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Fiji as you celebrate the 41st anniversary of your independence this October 10.

The United States is committed to the relationship between our countries and people, and building upon our traditions of good will and mutual respect. We stand with the people of Fiji as you work toward greater freedom and democracy.

As you celebrate this special day with family, friends and loved ones, know that the United States stands with you as a partner and friend. Best wishes to all of the citizens of Fiji for a year of peace, progress and prosperity.

PRN: 2011/1690