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On behalf of the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Saint Lucia as you celebrate the 41st anniversary of your independence on February 22.

The beauty of Saint Lucia draws thousands of American visitors each year.  Your welcome of U.S. Peace Corps volunteers and the American hospital ship USNS Comfort has strengthened education, health, and disaster resilience, securing a more prosperous future for Saint Lucia’s young people.  Your continuing partnership with Taiwan demonstrates your commitment to human rights, rule of law, and democratic principles.

The United States values our enduring friendship with Saint Lucia.  I wish all Saint Lucians a happy Independence Day.


U.S. Department of State

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