On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I send my congratulations and best wishes to the people of Belgium on your national day.

This year, as we approach the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, we remember the great sacrifices both Americans and Belgians have made to ensure a free and prosperous world. Our mutual investments in collective security, close economic cooperation, and shared commitment to democratic values have preserved the peace we fought for over seven decades ago. The enduring alliance between our two countries will continue as we work together on today’s global challenges.

The United States wishes all Belgians a happy national day and a year of continued success.

U.S. Department of State

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