Washington, DC - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: "On behalf of the Government of the United States, I offer congratulations to the people of Curacao on Curacao Day.

"This year marks 225 years since the United States opened a consulate in Curacao. A U.S. Consul designed the Queen Emma Bridge in Willemstad, which remains a strong symbol of our friendship as we continue to build a safe and more secure future for the Caribbean, foster entrepreneurship, and combat transnational crime.

"As you honor Curacao’s culture and proud heritage, the United States stands with you. I extend warmest wishes for the year ahead, reflecting on our shared history and looking forward to strengthening U.S.-Curacao bridges into the future."