Chile National Day

Press Statement

Rex W. Tillerson 
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
September 15, 2017

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, congratulations to the Chilean people on the occasion of Chile’s anniversary of independence on September 18.

The United States values our close friendship with Chile, which was evident in the generous hospitality offered during our Vice President’s recent visit. We celebrate our strong commercial ties, people-to-people connections, and regional security cooperation, which define our excellent and enduring bilateral relationship. Chile is a leader in the hemisphere in promoting sound economic policies, science and innovation, and in safeguarding global peace and security.

We wish the people of Chile a happy Independence Day celebration with peace and prosperity throughout the year to come.