On the Occasion of the Slovak Republic's National Day

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
August 30, 2016


On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I offer my congratulations to the people of Slovakia as you celebrate the 24th anniversary of your constitution on September 1.

The United States and Slovakia enjoy a strong bilateral relationship based on shared interests and values. As President of the Council of the European Union in 2016, Slovakia is demonstrating its regional leadership, respect for the rule of law, and commitment to Euro-Atlantic integration.

Slovakia’s contributions to NATO reflect the spirit and ideals of transatlantic unity and our shared democratic values. The United States will continue to work with Slovakia to confront transnational challenges and enhance security and prosperity in Europe and throughout the world.

The United States remains a steadfast friend and partner to Slovakia. As you gather with family and friends on your national day, I extend my very best wishes for the year to come.