Antigua and Barbuda Independence Day

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
November 1, 2015

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Antigua and Barbuda as you celebrate your Independence Day on November 1.

Through the Caribbean Basin and Energy Security Initiatives, our countries are working together every day to promote human rights and sustainable economic growth, defend democracy, assist marginalized youth, and ensure citizen safety. I am confident that, in the future, we will continue to strengthen our partnerships and to expand tourism and trade, benefiting both our societies.

On the 34th anniversary of your independence, I wish all Antiguans and Barbudans a year of peace and prosperity, and a most festive day of celebration.