Grenada National Day Message

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
February 5, 2013

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique on your 39th anniversary of independence this February 7.

I commend your Independence Day theme this year, “Celebrating 39 Years of Achievement with Renewed Optimism.” The United States celebrates alongside Grenada our shared achievements, from the health of our citizens to the security, stability, and prosperity of our region. In addition to our strong bilateral cooperation, we are pleased to work with Grenada toward multilateral goals, such as the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative, the Partnership Framework for HIV and AIDS, the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas, and the Caribbean Youth Empowerment Program. The United States is committed to strengthening the ties of friendship between our countries as we face the challenges of our region together.

From Grand Anse Beach to Petite Martinique, as you celebrate your independence, know that the United States stands with you and that we look forward to working with you to build the brighter future that all our people desire and deserve.

PRN: 2013/0119