Betico Croes Day Message

Press Statement
Thomas A. Shannon, Jr.
Acting Secretary of State
Washington, DC
January 25, 2017


On behalf of President Trump and the people of the United States, I offer my best wishes to the people of Aruba as you mark the 32nd anniversary of Betico Croes Day on Aruba, a day named in honor of the great Aruban statesman and patriot.

The United States values its longstanding friendship with Aruba, based on shared interests and values, and respect for Aruba’s vibrant culture. I am confident that our two countries will continue to work together closely to safeguard our societies, promote the prosperity and well-being of our peoples, and advance democratic institutions and respect for human rights throughout the region and hemisphere.