Suriname Independence Day

Press Statement
Rex W. Tillerson
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
November 25, 2017


On behalf of the United States, congratulations to the people of the Republic of Suriname on 42 years of independence.

The United States remains a committed partner of Suriname as we work toward building a safer and more prosperous Caribbean region. Today we celebrate our strong people-to-people connections and look forward to increasing security, prosperity, and the well-being of the people of the United States and the Caribbean as underscored in the United States – Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act.

I wish the people of Suriname a wonderful Independence Day.