Statement by Secretary Pompeo on the Occasion of Belarus National Day

Office of the Spokesperson
Statement by Secretary Pompeo
July 3, 2019

Belarus National Day

On behalf of the United States, please accept my warm congratulations as the Republic of Belarus celebrates its independence on July 3.

The United States is a steadfast supporter of the independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Belarus.  Respect for human rights and freedoms, as well as the continued development of democratic principles, are key to building prosperous, resilient, and peaceful nations.

We look forward to continued dialogue on these issues for the benefit of both our countries.  I extend my best wishes to all the people of Belarus on this day.