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Suriname Independence Day

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Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State

On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Suriname as you celebrate your country’s independence.

As we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue our work building a bright future for our two nations. The United States remains a steadfast partner of Suriname. Together we are advancing democracy, accountability in governance, and human rights around the world.  We are developing our trade ties, expanding economic opportunities, tackling climate change, and sharing expertise and tools to fight corruption and stem illicit smuggling.  With our shared values and close ties, we are truly neighbors, partners, and friends.

I offer my best wishes for health, prosperity, and security to the people of Suriname on this anniversary of your independence.

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