Guatemala National Day

Press Statement
Rex W. Tillerson
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
September 15, 2017


On behalf of the Government of the United States, we offer our congratulations to the people of Guatemala on the celebration of 196 years of independence.

As we affirmed at the June 15-16 Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America, the United States is committed to strengthening democratic institutions, bolstering security, and achieving greater prosperity for all Guatemalans. We remain committed to working together with Guatemala to advance these mutual priorities.

The United States of America extends its very best wishes on this proud day for the people of Guatemala.