St. Vincent and the Grenadines' Independence Day

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: "On behalf of the Government of the United States, I send best wishes to the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on your 39th anniversary of independence on October 27.

"This year, we celebrate the commencement of direct flights between our two countries, reinforcing our strong ties and shared friendship based on mutual support of democracy, prosperity, and security. We look forward to strengthening our cooperation in support of human rights and democracy and to continuing our work to implement Caribbean 2020.

"The United States values the positive relationship between our two countries, and wishes the citizens of St. Vincent and the Grenadines a happy Independence Day celebration."