On the Occasion of Romania's National Day

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
November 29, 2016

On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I offer my sincerest congratulations to the people of Romania as you celebrate the 98th anniversary of your nation’s Unification Day on December 1.

My government places a high value on its strategic partnership with Romania, a trusted NATO Ally and a major contributor to international peace, security, and the rule of law. Your country, like the United States, will hold national elections this year. I salute your commitment to democratic values and look forward to a free and fair electoral process on December 11.

The citizens of our two countries are bound together by a host of connections in business, the arts, sports, and academia. Looking ahead, I am confident that we will continue to broaden our friendship and to work together closely to promote mutual prosperity and a safer world.

On this special day, I extend to you my best wishes for your success, happiness, and health in the year to come.