State Department Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino offers our best wishes to all those around the world celebrating the Lunar New Year on February 5, 2019.

In a statement to mark the occasion, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo said, "During this new lunar year, let us continue to strengthen the bonds of friendship with allies and partners as we invite all nations to join us in the endeavor to build a better world for future generations.

"May the Year of the Pig bring great health, happiness, and prosperity for all."

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