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On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I send my warm wishes to the people of France as they celebrate their national day.

We have an enduring and close relationship with France, our oldest ally. The United States cherishes its relationship with France, defined by our shared values of democracy and human rights. We fought side by side through two World Wars and through the aftermath worked together to create a more prosperous and secure world.

As we acknowledge those historic victories, we also acknowledge the depth of our modern relationship. We recognize and appreciate French contributions to human rights and global security, including in Africa, the Middle East, and the Indo-Pacific, and our close cooperation to end Russia’s war in Ukraine.

We applaud French leadership on climate change including the Paris Agreement. The United States is committed to working with France to combat the climate crisis and to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The United States values France’s contributions to creating a more peaceful and prosperous world.

Best wishes to the people of France for a joyous national day and a successful year.

U.S. Department of State

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