Washington, DC - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: "Please accept my best wishes as you and the people of Samoa celebrate Independence Day.
"Since 1971, the United States and the Independent State of Samoa have been close and enduring partners in the Pacific. Our two countries are joined by our shared belief in democracy and freedom. Together, we have partnered to further these foundational principles across the region. This work continues as we work together in the Indo-Pacific to promote democracy, expand economic opportunity and safeguard natural resources.
"May today remind you of the freedoms we have secured, the freedom we enjoy today, and the freedom we are striving to secure for the generations to come. Happy Independence Day."