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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Nov. 30, 2022: As Barbados marks its 56th year of independence today, the U.S. has pledged close cooperation on climate adaptation and resilience.

Antony J. Blinken, the US’ Secretary of State today saluted the country as a “global leader in combating the climate crisis” as it marked its independence.

“On behalf of the people and the Government of the United States of America, I extend my sincere best wishes to Barbados and its people as they celebrate their Independence Day on November 30,” Blinken said in a statement.

“The Parliament Building, completed in 1874, is a masterpiece of Gothic Architecture, built of local coral limestone and strategically placed in the heart of Bridgetown. These buildings house the House of Assembly and the Senate and hold the history of the Barbadian system of Government which is the third oldest political system within the Commonwealth. In this picture, the building facade is adorned with Blue and Gold banners, the colors of Barbados, to celebrate the independence day occurred on 30 November 1966. The celebrations of remembrance continue for the entire month of November.The historic buildings of Bridgetown have become a protected area of UNESCO in 2011.”

“Through the U.S.-Caribbean Partnership to Address the Climate Crisis 2030 (PACC 2030), we pledge our close cooperation on climate adaptation and resilience and to strengthening the region’s energy security with the urgency these challenges demand,” he added. “Our countries share a commitment to democracy and work closely on promoting a safe and prosperous Caribbean.  We value our partnership promoting regional security, including combating drugs and weapons trafficking through the U.S.-Caribbean Basin Security Initiative.”

“To all the people of Barbados, please accept congratulations from me and the American people on this special occasion,” he added.

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