Minister of State Kent Congratulates People of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on Their Independence Day

(No. 317 – October 27, 2009 – 10:30 a.m. EDT) The Honourable Peter Kent, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas), today congratulated the people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines as they celebrate their country’s Independence Day.

"Canada extends congratulations to the people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines as they celebrate the 30th anniversary of their country’s independence," said Minister Kent.

"Canada and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines enjoy a positive relationship based on our shared values and cultural ties, Commonwealth history and people-to-people links. The Vincentian diaspora in Canada continues to make significant contributions to Canadian society.

"Canada remains committed to strengthening its relations with Saint Vincent and the Grenadines."

For more information, please visit Canada - St. Vincent and the Grenadines Relations.

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