Dominica's Independence Day

Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
October 26, 2011

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Dominica as you celebrate your national day this November 3.

The United States and the Commonwealth of Dominica share a strong relationship based on mutual respect, shared values, and common interests. We are working together to ensure respect for the rule of law, strengthen regional security and stability and promote human rights. Our partnership through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative and the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas is enhancing prosperity throughout the region and helping to build a stronger and brighter future for all people.

As you celebrate this special day with family, friends and loved ones, know that the United States is a committed partner and friend, and we look forward to finding even more ways to work together. Happy independence day and best wishes for a year of peace, prosperity and opportunity.

PRN: 2011/1803