Bolivian Independence Day 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson

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For Immediate Release

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO

Bolivian Independence Day

 

August 5,  2018

On behalf of the United States government, congratulations to the people of Bolivia on the 193rd anniversary of your independence.

The United States and the people of Bolivia enjoy a deep and long-standing relationship based on shared values, including respect for democracy, freedom of speech, and human rights. We support the people of Bolivia in their efforts to strengthen their democratic institutions and achieve greater economic prosperity, and we will continue to work with Bolivia to increase bilateral trade. We are pleased to work with the Bolivian people to increase opportunities for all, and we welcome the prospect of continued cooperation based on mutual benefit and respect.