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On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I wish to congratulate the people of Trinidad and Tobago as you celebrate your independence on August 31.

As close regional partners, our countries are working together to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and other health challenges, increase mutual prosperity through trade and investment,  and counter transnational organized crime and other threats to regional security.  Our strong collaboration through regional and multilateral institutions like the Caribbean Community and the Organization of American States allows us to strengthen democracy and security throughout the region, benefitting citizens of both our countries. 

We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the people of Trinidad and Tobago as you celebrate your 59th year of independence.

U.S. Department of State

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