Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to congratulate the people of St. Lucia as you celebrate your anniversary of independence this February 22.
The United States and St. Lucia are united by our shared democratic values and our pursuit of a more peaceful and prosperous future for the region. We are working closely together on our common goals to promote security, advance human rights and democracy, and create greater economic opportunities.
As you celebrate this special day with family, friends and loved ones, know that the United States stands with you as a partner and friend. We are committed to St. Lucia’s future and to expanding the ties that bind our nations.
Saint Lucia became an independent state on February 22, 1979