Tonga National Day

Press Statement
Michael R. Pompeo
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
November 1, 2018

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend my congratulations to the Kingdom of Tonga as you celebrate your National Day on November 4.

The United States is proud to call Tonga a friend and partner. The ties between our people are enduring, as evidenced by the warm welcome given to our Peace Corps volunteers for more than a half century and by a burgeoning partnership between His Majesty’s Armed Forces and the Nevada National Guard. We were honored to witness Tonga’s successful democratic elections and to stand with the Tongan people in the aftermath of Cyclone Gita this year. We share common values, and together we have worked to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific.

The United States is committed to working with Tonga as it continues to build a vibrant, prosperous, democratic society based on its proud traditions and the rule of law.

Best wishes to the people of the Kingdom of Tonga as you celebrate this happy occasion.

Source: Department of State