On behalf of the Government of the United States, I send my best wishes to all Bulgarians on your National Day.

The deep friendship between the United States and Bulgaria is rooted in our shared commitment to democracy, prosperity, and security.  The past year has seen our relationship rise to a new level.  We welcomed Prime Minister Borissov to the White House and launched a high-level Strategic Dialogue.  Bulgaria took important steps to modernize its military and ensure its energy security.

The future holds enormous potential for our commercial, military, and people-to-people ties.  I look forward to seeing our friendship and partnership grow ever stronger in the years to come.

As a close friend and partner, the United States congratulates you on Bulgaria’s National Day and wishes you success as you celebrate this special day.

U.S. Department of State

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