Mr. Obama in a message to Governor General Sir Cuthbert Sebastian expressed the best wishes of the American people.
President Obama in his message told the Governor General, “St. Kitts and Nevis is an important partner for the United States as we strive to strengthen meaningful democracy, protect human rights, promote security and rule of law, and expand prosperity in the Caribbean region. We look forward to a continued strong and effective relationship with you and your people.”
Meanwhile the President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy said that inside the structure the of the Caribbean Community a French delegation visited Basseterre on July 1st 2011, during the 32nd summit of the CARICOM Heads of Government, to outline the approaches and works undertaken under the French presidency of G.20.
“It is indeed important facing the international economic crisis, that all the governments of the region can coordinate their efforts particularly with regard to financial governance,” outlined President Sarkozy, who added that the visit to Guadeloupe last year by a St. Kitts and Nevis delegation, followed by Prime Minister Douglas’ visit to Paris, the French capital “would have further strengthened our cooperation relations, in particular with the French Overseas Departments which are your neighbours.”
Dutch Queen, Queen Beatrix said the Federation’s Independence Day, provides her “an opportunity to extend to your Excellency my congratulations and my best wishes for a prosperous future for the people of St. Kitts and Nevis.”
The Israeli President Shimon Peres expressed gratitude to Governor General Sebastian and warm and sincere wishes for his personal interests and for the continued development and success for St. Kitts and Nevis and its people.
Mexican President Filipe Calderon wished happy independence to Sir Cuthbert Sebastian and hoped that Mexico and St. Kitts will “continue strengthening the dialogue and understanding that enriches the bilateral relations between our nations.”
President Calderon also told Prime Minister Douglas that he wishes to continue to the ties of friendship and cooperation that exemplify the relations between our two counties.
Mr. Christian Wulff German President told Sir Cuthbert that he trust that friendly relations between Germany and St. Kitts and Nevis and their peoples will grow from strength to strength.
Secretary General of the United Nations, His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, in his message to Sir Cuthbert noted that today more than ever, the problems faced transcend national borders.
President Anibal Cavaco Silva of Portugal and the President of Algeria His Excellency Abdelaziz Bouteflika were also among leaders who congratulated the Federation on its 28th Anniversary of Independence, which was celebrated on the 19th September 2011.