Statement on the Occasion of Monaco's National Day

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
November 18, 2014

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Monaco as you celebrate your 158th National Day, la Fête du Prince, on November 19.

The United States and Monaco have enjoyed a long and productive relationship, made possible by the person-to-person bonds that unite the American and Monégasque people.

I am particularly grateful for Monaco’s participation in the “Our Ocean Conference” on June 16, and for His Serene Highness Prince Albert II’s keynote remarks. Prince Albert is a leading voice in the global effort to protect our environment and stop the march of climate change. I commend all of Monaco for your unwavering commitment to environmental issues.

We also look forward to continuing to work with you on other vital issues such as marine pollution, women and children’s rights, and education.

On this special occasion, I send best wishes for peace and prosperity in the year ahead.