United States extends congratulations on the 27th Independence Anniversary of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis

Hillary Rodham Clinton

ZIZ News…Sept. 19, 2010 – Today is the Independence Day of St. Kitts and Nevis. This two-island nation gained its independence from Britain on this day in 1983.

The United States has joined with other nations in extending congratulations to St.Kitts and Nevis on its 27th Independence Anniversary.

The United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said on behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of St. Kitts and Nevis as you celebrate 27 years of independence on September 19.

The high level US official continued, The United States and St. Kitts and Nevis share an enduring friendship based on our strong commitment to advancing democracy and protecting human rights. Our partnership through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative is enhancing the security and prosperity of the region, and the leadership St. Kitts and Nevis has shown in our common efforts to combat crime and integrate youth throughout the Caribbean is helping build a brighter future for all our people.

The letter ended by stating, we look forward to expanding our cooperation as we continue working to improve access to health services and education, expand trade, and protect the environment.

I wish the people of St. Kitts and Nevis a happy independence day and a prosperous year ahead.

The Independence State Service jointly conducted by the St. Kitts Christian Council and the St. Kitts Evangelical Association is scheduled for later today at the Co-cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at East Independence Square Street and the Independence Day Parade will take place on Monday Sept 20, a public holiday, at the Warner Park Cricket Stadium.

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