On the Occasion of National Day in Luxembourg

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
June 21, 2016


On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I extend warmest wishes to Grand Duke Henri and the people of Luxembourg as you celebrate your National Day on June 23.

The United States and Luxembourg share a strong commitment to the transatlantic partnership, global security, and wider prosperity. The United States deeply values Luxembourg’s role as a founding member of NATO and the European Union, and its leadership in hosting the European Court of Justice and the Secretariat of the European Parliament.

This year, we celebrate 70 years of bilateral educational exchanges through the Fulbright Program, and the 25th anniversary of the Luxembourg-American Chamber of Commerce, established with the support of Grand Duke Henri. These and other programs reflect the depth of the partnership our two countries have created across a range of priorities.

The United States is proud to call Luxembourg a friend and ally. Best wishes for a joyful celebration of your National Day.