Washington, DC - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: "On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend my sincere congratulations to Canada as you celebrate Canada Day on July 1.

"The United States and Canada share one of the most successful partnerships between any two nations in the world.  We are proud to partner with Canada to promote democracy, human rights, and respect for the rule of law around the globe.  We share the world’s largest and most dynamic trading relationship that supports millions of jobs in both of our countries.  We collaborate closely to expand growth and opportunity in the region.  Our joint efforts to combat terrorism, respond to humanitarian crises, and prevent global drug trafficking and human rights abuses protect not only our own citizens, but vulnerable people around the world.  We partner to advance scientific knowledge and develop new technologies through joint research and space collaboration which will improve our lives.

"On Canada Day, we join with our Canadian friends and neighbors to celebrate the 152nd anniversary of Confederation."