On behalf of the government of the United States and the American people, I congratulate the people of Barbados on the 54th anniversary of your independence.
As a leader in the Caribbean and a valued partner, Barbados works with the United States toward greater security, prosperity, and democracy in the region. We are proud of our cooperation in confronting COVID-19, which includes U.S. assistance for the Best-Dos Santos Laboratory and the Barbados Defense Force Field Hospital.
The United States and Barbados share a commitment to the health, safety, and well-being of all our citizens. Whether we are collaborating to make our communities more resilient to natural disasters or supporting economic opportunity through our Academy for Women Entrepreneurs, the United States stands with Barbados as it charts new paths toward greater equality and freedom for its people.
We value the strong relationship between our two countries and wish the citizens of Barbados a Happy Independence Day.