Trinidad and Tobago's Independence Day

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
August 31, 2016

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Trinidad and Tobago as you celebrate the 54th anniversary of your nation’s independence on August 31.

Trinidad and Tobago is a valued partner in advancing peace and development in the CARICOM region. My government looks forward to building upon the progress made during Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley’s productive visit to Washington this past spring, and to working with you to promote Caribbean energy security, support democratic governance, and combat public health threats.

On this joyous day, I offer my best wishes for your prosperity and happiness in the year to come.