Vanuatu Independence Day

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
July 29, 2014

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States of America, I send my best wishes to the people of Vanuatu as you celebrate the thirty-fourth anniversary of your nation’s independence on July 30.

Our two countries share a common commitment to democracy, rule of law, peace, and prosperity. We work closely with Vanuatu to advance women’s rights, promote peace and security, and protect fisheries and the environment while combating climate change. Through our continued cooperation, we can create a better future for generations to come.

As you celebrate your national day of independence with family and friends, please accept my warmest wishes for a peaceful and prosperous future.