U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO
July 9, 2018
On behalf of President Trump and the people of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Argentina on 202 years of independence.
The United States values its close partnership with Argentina. Our countries share common interests and values. More and more, the bonds of trade, security cooperation, support for democracy and human rights, education, and tourism are bringing our people together, to our mutual benefit.
I congratulate the Government of Argentina for its leadership in worldwide forums such as the G-20, as well as its engagement in addressing regional crises such as the deteriorating situation in Venezuela. I also applaud Argentina for its bold efforts to implement market-oriented economic reforms. Under President Macri’s leadership, Argentina is making the right investments for long-term success and prosperity. I extend my warmest wishes to the Argentine people as you celebrate your independence this July 9th.