Suriname's Independence Day

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
November 25, 2014

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Suriname on the 39th anniversary of your independence on November 25.

The United States and Suriname collaborate on issues important to both our countries and the region.

We are working to enhance the security and prosperity of our citizens through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative, stop the spread of HIV/AIDS through PEPFAR, and strengthen military-to-military cooperation.

On behalf of the people of the United States, I wish you the best during your Independence Day celebrations.