On the Occasion of Malta's Independence Day

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
September 18, 2015

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I want to congratulate the people of Malta on your Independence Day on September 21.

The United States values its more than 50 years of close partnership and friendship with Malta. We are grateful for the key role Malta plays in the Mediterranean as a strong advocate for security, prosperity, and human rights in the region and around the world.

We look forward to continuing our shared pursuit of peace and democracy in the year ahead and wish the people of Malta a joyous Independence Day.