On the Occasion of the National Day of the Czech Republic

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I send my warmest wishes to the Czech people on the occasion of your National Day, October 28.

The United States joins you in celebrating more than a century of independence. We honor those who rose up against a communist regime 30 years ago in the Velvet Revolution and laid the foundation of today’s independent and democratic state. Our friendship reflects our shared commitment to a more prosperous, secure, and peaceful world.

The United States is a dedicated Ally of the Czech Republic, and we deeply appreciate your diplomatic support and security cooperation worldwide. We look forward to building an even stronger partnership in the years to come.