Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Uruguay’s Independence Day

Sec Pompeo 25 de Agosto 2018 Día de la Independencia de Uruguay

Office of the Spokesperson

Statement by Secretary Pompeo

Uruguay’s Independence Day

August 25, 2018

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, congratulations to the people of Uruguay on their 193rd anniversary of independence.

For over 150 years, our nations have enjoyed a strong history of cooperation. Our shared commitment to peacekeeping efforts has forged a close partnership between our nations. Uruguay’s democratic traditions and consistent support for the international rule of law have led to a relationship built on a shared commitment to economic prosperity, global security, and democracy.

The United States values this longstanding friendship and wishes the Uruguayan people a happy Independence Day celebration.