President Obama’s National Day Message for Solomon Islands (July 7, 2016)

President Obama’s National Day Message for Solomon Islands

On behalf of the United States of America, it is with great pleasure that I congratulate you and all of the citizens of the Solomon Islands as you celebrate your nation’s independence day on July 7.

 The Solomon Islands and the United States have long shared a warm relationship and have worked together closely on many areas of mutual interest.  Our friendship and history of collaboration were forged in the crucible of World War II and have blossomed over the years to encompass our shared ideals of development, stability, and peace.

We particularly appreciate your leadership in international fora on environmental issues, and we look forward to continuing our cooperative efforts to combat climate change.

Please accept my best wishes for your independence day.

Sincerely,

Barack Obama