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St. Vincent and the Grenadines' National Day

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
October 27, 2013


On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send best wishes to the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines as you celebrate 34 years of independence on October 27.

The United States and St. Vincent and the Grenadines enjoy a close and collaborative partnership on several fronts to the benefit of both our countries and the greater Eastern Caribbean. We work together to strengthen the sustainability of HIV/AIDS programs, mitigate the effects of climate change, improve education for at-risk youth, and prepare young people to enter the workforce in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

I look forward to deepening our strong relationship and wish you peace, prosperity and happiness in the year ahead.

PRN: 2013/1299


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