President Trump sent out a statement on Twitter Wednesday afternoon, commending Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for hosting the first-ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom event, which is being held July 24-26 in Washington, D.C.

In an opinion editorial written by Pompeo and published by USA Today on Tuesday, the event was described as follows:

On July 24-26, the State Department will bring together religious leaders, civil society groups, survivors of religious persecution, and delegations from foreign governments for the first-ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom in Washington, D.C. Vice President Mike Pence and other senior Trump administration officials will also be participating. Our goal is simple: to promote the God-given human right to believe what you want to believe.

President Trump tweeted on Wednesday:

This week, my Administration is hosting the first-ever #IRFMinisterial. The U.S. will continue to promote #ReligiousFreedom around the world. Nations that support religious freedom are far more free, prosperous & peaceful. Great job, @VP, @SecPompeo, @IRF_Ambassador & @StateDept!