Belize's Independence Day

Press Statement
Michael R. Pompeo
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
September 21, 2018


On behalf of the Government of the United States, I congratulate the people of Belize as you celebrate your independence.

The bonds of friendship between our nations are strong. We stand united in a common goal of achieving prosperity and security for all citizens of Belize. As Belize enters into a national dialogue in pursuit of resolving its longstanding territorial dispute, we recognize the broad efforts of government, political parties, and civil society to bring about the peaceful resolution of conflicts, economic development, and regional integration. Our partnership in the region strengthens the ties of our relationship – one based on trust and mutual respect. I look forward to continuing our close collaboration on fighting corruption and strengthening the rule of law for the benefit of all Belizean people.

I offer my heartfelt congratulations and warmest wishes for continued prosperity as you celebrate your Independence Day.