Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson: "On behalf of the Government of the United States, our best wishes to the people of Tuvalu as you celebrate the 39th anniversary of your nation’s independence on October 1.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson: "On behalf of the American people, I congratulate the Government of Nigeria and the Nigerian people as you celebrate your national independence on October 1.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson: "On behalf of the United States, please accept our best wishes as the people of Palau celebrate their 23rd Independence Day on October 1st.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong co-chaired the inaugural U.S.-China Social and Cultural Dialogue today. The Dialogue underlined support for an array of cooperative areas in education, social development, science and technology, health, subnational, arts and culture, and environment and conservation.

Washington, DC - The United States congratulates Samoa, which deposited its instrument of accession to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention with the United States on September 21, 2017. Samoa’s accession brings total membership in the BWC to 179 States Parties.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of State today announced that the U.S.-China Social and Cultural Dialogue (SCD) will be held in Washington, D.C. on September 28, 2017.