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Chile’s Independence Day

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

On behalf of the Government of the United States, I extend my warm congratulations to the people of Chile on the 208th anniversary of your independence.

The United States and Chile share a long-standing friendship, rooted in our common values and the deep ties between our peoples. Thirty years ago, Chile’s historic plebiscite paved the way for a peaceful and successful democratic transition. Today, Chile is a leader in the region, exemplifying the benefits of strong democratic institutions and open markets. We value the work we have accomplished together to support regional peace and security. Our vibrant economic ties and our joint initiatives in science, education, technology, and innovation benefit both our countries.

I wish you a happy Independence Day celebration and a peaceful and prosperous year ahead.

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita. They discussed opportunities to expand our strong economic and security cooperation, including shared efforts to end Iran’s support for terrorism and counter its malign influence in the region. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Bourita agreed to hold the next session of the U.S.-Morocco Strategic Dialogue in Washington next year. They also discussed other regional and international issues.

Climate, Environment, And Conservation: U.S. Delegation To The G-7 Environment, Energy, And Oceans Ministerial In Halifax

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The Group of Seven (G-7) Environment, Energy, and Oceans Ministerial will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, September 19–21, 2018. The State Department delegation, led by Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and Fisheries William Gibbons-Fly, will include senior officers from the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs and the Bureau of Energy Resources. Other senior officials representing the United States will include Acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler; Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette; and Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere Tim Gallaudet.

The Ministerial includes high-level discussions on improving the health of the world’s oceans and the blue economy; energy production and transportation; and climate change.

For press inquiries, please contact OES-PA-DG@state.gov

Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Republic Of Korea’s Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke by phone yesterday and again today with Foreign Minister Kang of the Republic of Korea. They discussed ROK President Moon Jae-in’s upcoming Summit with the DPRK’s Chairman, Kim Jong Un. In addition, Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Kang vowed to maintain close coordination on continuing DPRK denuclearization efforts and inter-Korean dialogue and cooperation. Both sides affirmed the strength of the U.S.-ROK Alliance and the importance to maintain pressure until we achieve the shared goal of final, fully verified denuclearization of the DPRK as agreed by Chairman Kim.

On Constitution Day

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

Today (September 17, 2018) we mark an event that forever altered the course of world history. On this day 231 years ago, the United States Constitution was signed in Philadelphia by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention, setting in motion the American experiment in limited government and personal liberty. In the years since, the Constitution has guaranteed the personal liberties of every American and served an exemplary statement of freedom for the rest of the world. It has inspired other nations to move toward liberty and has served as a beacon to many afflicted and oppressed peoples.

The federal observance of Constitution Day also recognizes those who have become U.S. citizens. America was built by immigrants who left everything behind to start a new life on our shores because they saw something special in our country. To our newest citizens, many of whom have waited in line for years, we welcome you with open arms and are proud to stand side by side with you as fellow Americans.

Today, it is important for all Americans to pause and reflect on the wisdom and significance of our Constitution, and on the legacy it has bestowed on our people and the world.

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