Statement by Secretary Tillerson on Canada Day

Press Statement

Rex W. Tillerson

Secretary of State

Washington, D.C.

July 1, 2017

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, congratulations to the Canadian people on Canada Day and the 150th anniversary of your Confederation.

The United States and Canada enjoy the most extensive and most integrated economic relationship of any two nations in the world. The almost 400,000 people and some $1.7 billion worth of goods and services that cross our border every day are a testament to the strength of our shared economies. We value the strong business ties between Canada and the United States. We will continue to work with Canada to strengthen and develop those ties even further.

Our relationship goes beyond economics. We are neighbors, partners, allies, and friends, working together to address opportunities and challenges here in North America and around the globe. Our shared values of freedom, democracy, and inclusion serve as beacons of hope to people throughout the world.

Our histories and cultures are inextricably intertwined, and we look forward to the opportunities our shared future will present.