Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
July 8, 2010


On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas as you celebrate 37 years of independence this July 10th. Our countries enjoy an excellent relationship built on mutual respect and shared values. We have worked together to advance the prosperity and security of both our nations for many years, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration on law enforcement, education, environment, health and other initiatives.

I wish all citizens of The Bahamas a safe and joyous day as you attend Independence Day parades and celebrations in Clifford Park and Rawson Square, enjoy the Junkanoo performances, and reflect on the proud history of your nation. On this occasion, we reaffirm the close friendship between the United States and The Bahamas and offer our warmest wishes for the year ahead.



PRN: 2010/906