Dominica Independence Day Message

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
November 3, 2016


On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Dominica as you celebrate the 38th anniversary of your nation’s independence on November 3.

Our two countries share a long history of friendly and productive relations. We collaborate on renewable energy, climate change, and regional security initiatives. I am especially proud of our cooperation on the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas and the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative. Your country is one of the most beautiful in our hemisphere. Your recovery over the past year from the devastating effects of Tropical Storm Erika is an example of your resilience and strong sense of community.

On this special day, I look forward to our continued partnership and offer my very best wishes for a healthy, happy and safe year to come.