Washington, DC - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: "On behalf of the Government of the United States, I offer my best wishes to the people of Aruba as you commemorate your National Day on March 18.

"The United States values the strong ties and exchanges between our nations. We look forward to expanding travel between our two countries and continuing our collaboration in renewable energy and entrepreneurship. We value the close cooperation with Aruban law enforcement agencies in combatting transnational criminal organizations and countering regional instability. These efforts help keep both Aruba and the United States safe.

"The United States values our longstanding friendship and wishes you a happy National Day celebration."