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On behalf of the United States of America, I extend my best wishes to the people of Tuvalu on the occasion  of the 43rd anniversary of your independence on October 1.

The United States and Tuvalu have enjoyed a close friendship based on our shared commitments to peace, democracy, and improved livelihoods in the Pacific.  We value our cooperation in regional fora to address mutual challenges, including maritime security and the mitigation of environment challenges.  The United States looks forward to continued partnership with Tuvalu in the coming years. 

As you commemorate this special day, the United States celebrates with you, and we look forward to many more years of collaboration.

U.S. Department of State

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