Washington, DC - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: "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."