U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON
Uruguay’s Independence Day
August 25, 2017
On behalf of the United States government, I offer best wishes on the occasion of Uruguay’s 192nd anniversary of independence on August 25.
The United States and Uruguay share a long history of working together toward a more prosperous future at home and around the world. This year, we mark 150 years of our deep and abiding friendship. This partnership is built on a shared commitment to promote democracy and human rights, pursue joint economic prosperity, and cooperate in the fight against transnational organized crime.
Uruguay’s important contributions as an elected member of the United Nations Security Council and to UN peacekeeping operations demonstrate your commitment to safeguarding global peace and security.
The United States of America wishes the Uruguayan people a happy Independence Day celebration and many years of future peace and prosperity.