Statement by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: Guatemala National Day

September 15, 2017

On behalf of the United States, I 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