News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Aug. 6, 2013: U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, today extended best wishes to Jamaica and Bolivia as both countries marked independence anniversaries.
Jamaica celebrates its 51st year of independence today August 6th while Bolivia marks its 188th anniversary of independence today as well.
“The United States and Jamaica enjoy a close friendship based on common values, shared history, and a vibrant Jamaican-American community. Together, we are working to foster inclusive economic growth and expand social justice through initiatives such as the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative, including the recently implemented “No Witness, No Justice” Civic Education and Social Media program. We are also deepening our partnership for healthier communities through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief,” said Kerry in a statement.
He added that the U.S. is “proud to call Jamaica a partner and friend” and expressed “best wishes for continued peace and prosperity in the years to come.”
To Bolivia Kerry insisted that both the United States and Bolivia “share a common interest in building tolerant, inclusive societies that reflect the diversity of our peoples.”
“I wish Bolivians everywhere a future of peace, prosperity, and happiness,” he added.