Washington, DC - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: "On behalf of the Government of the United States, I extend congratulations to the people of El Salvador on the occasion of your 197th anniversary of independence September 15.
"The people of the United States and El Salvador share a strong commitment to democracy, rule of law, and inclusive economic development. Our joint efforts to improve security have delivered results that serve as a model for other nations. We hope to find common ground in El Salvador’s endeavors to expand economic opportunity, strengthen democratic institutions, and continue progress in making your nation safer for all Salvadorans.
"The United States wishes the Salvadoran people a happy Independence Day."