On behalf of the United States of America, I extend my warmest congratulations to the people of Vanuatu in celebration of your National Day on July 30th.
The United States and Vanuatu enjoy a close friendship based on our shared values and partnership. We commend your strong commitment to promoting financial transparency. We also celebrate the growing number of cross-cultural exchanges between our countries, and would like to thank you for welcoming over 70 Peace Corps volunteers to your shores this past year. We look forward to expanding our cooperation with Vanuatu in the years to come.