On behalf of the United States Government and the American people, I congratulate the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis on its 37th year of independence.
Our strong relationship is rooted in deep historical and social ties based on democratic values, human rights, and prosperity. The U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership strengthens our preparedness for hurricanes and other natural disasters. Our joint law enforcement efforts have intercepted drug traffickers and disrupted their operations, and we have worked together against the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic for the health and wellbeing of our citizens.
We look forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead, and we celebrate the strong partnership we share as neighbors, friends, and family. Happy Independence Day.