On behalf of the Government of the United States, I congratulate the people of Dominica on your Independence Day.

The United States welcomes continued opportunities to work with Dominica through the U.S.-Caribbean 2020 strategy to enhance the security and prosperity of our two nations. We recognize that our joint efforts under these initiatives strengthen our people-to-people ties and identify innovative solutions to the shared challenges we face. Our joint participation in the Tradewinds training exercise shows the commitment of both of our nations to work together to address natural and manmade threats. I was pleased that Peace Corps volunteers returned to the island this past summer, reaffirming our commitment to the development and well-being of the Dominican people.

As you celebrate this occasion, the United States wishes the people of Dominica a happy and prosperous Independence Day.

U.S. Department of State

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