Antigua and Barbuda's Independence Day

Press Statement
Michael R. Pompeo
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
November 1, 2018

On behalf of the Government of the United States, I extend my congratulations to the people of Antigua and Barbuda on your 37th anniversary of independence.

The people of Antigua and Barbuda have inspired us all with the resilience, strength, and community spirit they have shown in the aftermath of last year’s hurricane. We respect the efforts you have led to rebuild Barbuda, and the United States remains committed to working together with Antigua and Barbuda to further develop disaster response capacity. We also will continue to work with you to strengthen engagement in health, education, energy, security, prosperity, and diplomacy under the Caribbean 2020 strategy.

As you celebrate another year of independence, know that the people of the United States wish you continued progress and success.