Press Releases: Uruguay's Independence Day

Press Statement
Rex W. Tillerson
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
August 24, 2017


On behalf of the Government of the United States, congratulations on Uruguay’s 192nd anniversary of independence.

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 partnership 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.



Published August 24, 2017 at 04:01PM

(Continue reading at http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2017/08/273634.htm)