Saint Lucia's Independence Day
Secretary of State
February 22, 2015
On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Saint Lucia on the 36th anniversary of your independence.
The United States and Saint Lucia are united in our shared democratic values and cultural and linguistic diversity.
We cooperate on a wide range of issues – including at the Organization of American States, whose Permanent Council was chaired by Saint Lucia last summer.
Most recently, we welcomed Prime Minister Kenny Anthony to the U.S. Department of State for the Caribbean Energy Security Summit. We discussed the importance of attracting energy investments to move us down the path of energy independence.
By working together, we can create a more stable, prosperous, and environmentally friendly region for both our peoples.
As you gather to celebrate with family and friends, I wish you a happy and fulfilling Independence Day.