Jamaica Independence Day

Press Statement
Rex W. Tillerson
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
August 5, 2017

On behalf of the United States, congratulations to the Jamaican people on the 55th anniversary of your independence on August 6.

Jamaica plays an important role as a regional leader, most recently with its efforts on economic reform. We look forward to strengthened collaboration between our countries on security, prosperity, diplomacy, energy, education, and health - as underscored in the United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act.

We deeply appreciate our relationship and congratulate all Jamaicans on the occasion of your Independence Day.