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On behalf of the United States of America, I extend my best wishes to the people of Barbados as you celebrate the 55th anniversary of your nation’s independence.

We value the strong partnership between the United States and Barbados and appreciate your continued leadership in promoting democracy, human rights, and security throughout the Caribbean.  The meeting of Prime Minister Mottley with Vice President Harris in Washington, D.C. in October served as a welcomed opportunity to discuss our shared goals and reaffirm the friendship between our countries.  We look forward to deepening our cooperation in the year ahead as we work together to ensure a full recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, address the climate crisis, and promote a democratic, resilient, and prosperous Caribbean region.

Please accept our warmest congratulations and best wishes on this special occasion.

U.S. Department of State

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