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On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of the Independent State of Samoa on your 61st anniversary of independence on June 1.

The United States deeply values our strong partnership with Samoa, underpinned by our common values and shared commitment to upholding fundamental freedoms and the close relations between our peoples. We remain committed to working with Samoa to combat the climate crisis, expand our economic ties, and strengthen the rule of law to promote peace, security, and prosperity across the region and the world. We are delighted that Peace Corps volunteers returned to Samoa this year, and we look forward to continuing to advance the program in the future.

The United States looks forward to continuing to expand our partnership and deepen our people-to-people ties.

U.S. Department of State

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