Republic of Fiji's Independence Day

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
October 8, 2015

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, it is my pleasure to extend our warmest congratulations to the people of Fiji as you celebrate the 45th anniversary of your nation’s independence this October 10.

The United States commends Fiji for its continued work to strengthen its institutions and create an open, democratic, and prosperous society. We recognize Fiji’s tireless efforts to contribute to global security, highlight the challenges of climate change, and promote environmental protection of our oceans.

On this joyful occasion, the United States expresses its firm support for the nation of Fiji as its citizens strive for greater peace and prosperity. The United States wishes success to Fiji in the future as we work together to build a vibrant and dynamic community in the Pacific region.