On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to congratulate the people of Grenada as you celebrate your 38th anniversary of independence this February 7th.
Grenada has shown a deep commitment to protecting its democratic traditions and delivering educational and economic opportunities to its citizens. The people of the United States have been committed to helping Grenada build a brighter future through business and higher education partnerships. Together, we are upholding our common values through partnerships like the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative, the Partnership Framework for HIV and AIDS, the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas, and the Caribbean Youth Empowerment Program. The United States remains steadfast in our commitment to strengthening the ties of friendship between our countries as we face the challenges of our region together.
As you celebrate your independence with family, friends and loved ones, know that the United States stands with you as a partner and friend as we work toward a more peaceful and prosperous future for all of our people.