St. Lucia's Independence Day

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
February 21, 2014

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of St. Lucia as you celebrate the 35th anniversary of your independence on February 22.

St. Lucia and the United States share a commitment to a more peaceful and prosperous future for the region.

We are working together to improve health and education, mitigate the effects of climate change, protect human rights, promote citizen safety, advance democracy, and create greater economic opportunities.

As you celebrate this special day with family and friends, I offer warmest wishes for the year ahead.