St. Vincent and the Grenadines Independence Day Message

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
October 27, 2016

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines as you celebrate the 37th anniversary of your nation’s independence.

The United States and St. Vincent and the Grenadines enjoy a strong relationship based on our shared respect for universal human rights, the rule of law, and democracy. My government is proud to work alongside yours to promote inclusive economic growth, support a free and vibrant civil society, and protect our hemisphere through programs such as the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative.

On this special day, I send warm wishes for a joyful day and a safe and prosperous year to come.