US State Department on Sint Maarten Day

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement:

On behalf of the government of the United States and the American people, I congratulate the people of Sint Maarten on Sint Maarten Day.

The commercial, educational, historic, and cultural ties between our two countries remain strong and vital.  We look forward to working with you to build back better after the COVID-19 pandemic through the U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership, promoting economic resilience and recovery, and strengthening regional capacity for effective disaster response.  We celebrate the many young people from Sint Maarten who study in the United States each year and then return to contribute to the island’s bright future.  Our joint law enforcement efforts continue to make the Western Hemisphere safer for us all.

With steadfast friendship, we look forward to many opportunities for collaboration with the government and people of the “Friendly Island” in the years to come.  Happy Sint Maarten Day.