Washington, DC - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: "On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend congratulations to the people of El Salvador as you celebrate the 198th anniversary of your independence.
"The people of the United States and El Salvador are united by bonds of geography, commerce, values, and family. We share a strong commitment to democracy, rule of law, and increasing our economic prosperity through individual initiative. Our collaboration to combat common challenges serves as a model for other nations.
"The United States wishes the Salvadoran people a joyous Independence Day."