Press Statement
Rex W. Tillerson
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
February 7, 2017

On behalf of President Trump and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Grenada on your 43 years of independence.

Grenada has much to be proud of as you celebrate your independence, including St. George’s University, a world class and multicultural center of international education that draws students from 140 countries, showcasing the welcoming spirit of Grenada.

Your participation in the Caribbean Community, the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, the Organization of American States, and regional initiatives on energy and security demonstrate Grenada’s strong democratic traditions, respect for human rights, and commitment to improving the lives of its citizens. We share a vision for a secure and prosperous Caribbean region, as well as a commitment to deepening our engagement as demonstrated by the recently approved United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act of 2016.

As you celebrate another year of independence, know that the people of the United States wish you a joyful day and a continuation of the friendship between our countries.