241th Anniversary of the Independence of the United States

The U.S. Ambassador Judith Cefkin hosted a reception to mark the 241th anniversary of the independence of the United States at her residence. In her remarks, Ambassador Cefkin emphasized the multifaceted cooperation between the United States and the South Pacific region – from environmental issues to defense, economic, educational and cultural programs. The Ambassador said that the United States’ “support for democratic institutions, free media, rule of law and personal freedoms come from the very nature of who we are” and expressed confidence that the United States and Pacific Islands will continue to face the challenges and find solutions for any problems as partners and friends.