Through a statement, the Secretary of State of the United States, Mike Pompeo, sent  congratulations to Costa Ricans for their 198 years of independence.

“The relationship between the United States and Costa Rica is based on our mutual commitment to democracy, security and prosperity. Costa Rica continues to be a regional model of democracy and respect for human rights, as well as a leader in the fight against international crime and drug trafficking,” Pompeo emphasized in his message.

“The United States wishes Costa Ricans a happy independence day!” said the statement

The statement was sent by way of the  United States embassy in San Jose.