Statement by Secretary Tillerson on Honduras National Day

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, to discuss Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, we offer congratulations to the people of Honduras on their 196th anniversary of independence.

It is an especially fitting time to celebrate a country’s independence during an election year, when citizens renew their commitment to democracy and exercise the right to vote. We are committed to continuing our joint efforts to strengthen democratic institutions in the region.

Our two nations’ rich history of partnership and cooperation over many years has contributed to regional economic prosperity and security. The United States looks forward to continued advances in our bilateral relationship – now and for years to come. We wish you a happy Independence Day.