Uruguay's Independence Day

Press Statement
Michael R. Pompeo
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
August 24, 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.