Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
July 26, 2013


On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I offer my sincerest congratulations to the people of Vanuatu as you celebrate the 33rd anniversary of your nation’s independence on July 30.

The partnership between our nations is built on a foundation of shared values and mutual interests. The United States looks forward to further developing this relationship through cooperation on a wide range of issues, including international security, economic development, human rights, and environmental protection.

As you celebrate your independence day, the United States remains enthusiastic about a future of continued cooperation and partnership with Vanuatu.



PRN: 2013/0929

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