Washington, DC - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: "On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Honduras on the 197th anniversary of your independence on September 15.
"The rich history of partnership and cooperation between our two nations will continue to contribute to economic prosperity, improved security, and strengthened democratic institutions in the entire region. The United States remains committed to working side-by-side with Honduras to advance these priorities.
"As Honduras enters into a national dialogue in pursuit of a more transparent and inclusive democracy, we recognize the broad efforts of government, political parties, and civil society to bring about peaceful reconciliation.
"The United States wishes all Hondurans a happy and safe Independence Day."