Secretary of State
On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Dominica on 32 years of independence this November 3. The broad partnership between Dominica and the United States is based on a shared commitment to strengthening democracy and promoting sustainable development that widens the circle of prosperity to more people in more places. As you gather to enjoy festivals and celebrate your rich history, I wish all Dominicans a safe and happy Independence Day. I look forward to a future filled with friendship and cooperation between our countries.