On behalf of the government and people of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on the 41st anniversary of your independence.
The United States is committed to helping make the Caribbean safer and more prosperous while upholding democratic values and human rights. The U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership strengthens our preparedness for hurricanes and other natural disasters. Through the USAID Organization of Eastern Caribbean States Early Learners Program, more than 7,000 young Vincentian students have learned valuable skills. Our joint law enforcement efforts have intercepted drug traffickers and disrupted their operations, and we have worked together to combat COVID-19 for the health and well-being of our citizens.
The United States values the relationship between our two countries, and we wish a happy Independence Day to all Vincentians.