United States Secretary of State John Kerry has sent congratulatory message to Dominica on its 35th anniversary of Independence. In a press statement Kerry said:

"On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of the Commonwealth of Dominica as you celebrate 35 years of independence on November 3.

"The United States and Dominica are united through our shared commitment to democracy, peace, and development. Through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative, we work together to enhance the security and prosperity of our nations and the region.

"As the citizens of the Nature Isle gather to enjoy the festivities that mark this occasion, I offer best wishes for peace and prosperity in the years to come".