facebook
twitter
search
search

Happy Independence Day, Nauru

Secretary of State John Kerry wished the small South Pacific island nation of Nauru a "happy independence day" in its 46th year of independence from a UN trusteeship.
Posted By JC Finley Follow @JC_Finley Contact the Author   |   Jan. 31, 2014 at 1:59 PM
| License Photo

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of State sent a "happy independence day" this week to Nauru, a small island country in the South Pacific.

The 8.1-square-mile country is celebrating its 46th year of independence from a UN trusteeship made up of Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

Secretary of State John Kerry issued the following greeting:

"On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I offer warm congratulations to the people of the Republic of Nauru on the 46th anniversary of your Independence on January 31.

"The United States and Nauru work together on a broad range of issues, including strengthening regional security, protecting our natural resources, and addressing the impacts of climate change.

"I look forward to forging even closer ties as we build a more secure, prosperous, and sustainable world for future generations.

"The United States stands with you in the spirit of our shared values and continuing cooperation."


[State Department]

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Top Stories
Why the fake braces trend may be dangerous for users
Jared Leto 'stopped eating' for his 'Dallas Buyer's Club' role
Kelly LeBrock arrested for DUI
Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady drop $14M on Manhattan home
Brandi Brandt faces drug charges in Australia