CONGRATULATIONS KEEP POURING IN FOR SAINT LUCIA 37
Well wishes and congratulatory messages are pouring in, weeks after Saint Lucia’s 37th Anniversary celebrations.
Several friendly states and international organizations have sent their messages, reaffirming commitment to strengthening ties with Saint Lucia, and congratulating the Government and people of Saint Lucia on the momentous achievement of 37 years of political independence.
Stated below are some of the warm messages.
Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to Saint Lucia, Her Excellency Leiff Escalona was present at many of Saint Lucia’s Independence activities. The Ambassador, on behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of Venezuela, has sent further compliments.
“The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela ratifies its commitment to continue promoting the process of brotherhood, solidarity and cooperation under the framework of regional integration and effective bilateral relations, such as ALBA- Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – and the Petrocaribe Agreement.”
Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Secretary General of the Caribbean Community, stated,
“Saint Luca has made a sterling contribution to the region’s efforts towards coordinated, balanced and integrated action to ensure the survival of Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The success of this community coordination effort on a complex issue underlined once again the critical importance of the integration process in which Saint Lucia has participated actively.”
Hon. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, said it is Saint Lucian’s unwavering sense of national pride that has assisted their pursuits and various achievements thus far.
“I take this opportunity to assure you of my commitment to strengthening the ties of friendship between our countries. As we strive to safeguard the economic viability of our nations and ensure the prosperity of our people, I pledge that the relationship between St. Lucia and Antigua and Barbuda will continue to advance.”
Hon Dr. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, remarked,
“The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis has maintained a well-established relationship with your country based on mutual respect, cooperation, our shared cultural heritage and our unified efforts for regional integration and the promotion of collaborative actions, for the betterment of our people. I sincerely hope that these ties will expand and deepen as we endeavor to achieve the much needed social-economic development for the advancement of our region.”
His Excellency Francois Hollande, President of the French Republic, thanked the government of Saint Lucia for their participation in the 21st session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21).
“You honored France and rather French people by standing alongside us in the wake of the terrorist attacks which plunged our country into mourning, your presence and mobilization helped ensure a successful Paris Conference , for which I thank you.”
His Excellency Enrique Pena Nieto, President of the United Mexican States, added his voice to the chorus of congratulations.
“I am confident that, through dialogue and collaboration we will continue to strengthen the excellent relations of friendship between our two countries. In wishing for the well-being and prosperity of your country, I wish to renew to you the assurances of my highest consideration.”
Saint Lucia also received congratulatory messages from His Excellency Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the State of Israel; His Excellency General Prayuth Chan-o-Cha, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand; and The Permanent Mission of Cyprus to the united States.