On behalf of the United States of America, I warmly congratulate the people of Barbados as you celebrate your independence on November 30. 

The United States and Barbados share a deep, historic partnership based on our strong people-to-people ties and our commitment to democratic values.  In the year ahead, I know our close cooperation on regional security, addressing the climate crisis, and fostering regional economic integration will only strengthen this bond.

Through initiatives such as the U.S.-Caribbean Partnership to Address the Climate Crisis 2030, the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative, and the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity, the United States and Barbados will flourish. 

All the best to Barbados on this joyous Independence Day.

U.S. Department of State

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