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On behalf of the United States of America, I extend our best wishes to the people of Croatia as you celebrate your Statehood Day.

For over 30 years, our two nations have been tied together by shared values and deep friendship. In the year ahead, I look forward to continuing to strengthen our defense partnership, enhancing regional energy security, bolstering trade and investment ties, and confronting the climate crisis. We must also advance the Euro-Atlantic integration of Western Balkan countries and address urgent challenges around the world, including Putin’s brutal war against Ukraine. We are proud to stand together as NATO Allies and thank Croatia for its important contributions to our collective security and transatlantic prosperity.

U.S. Department of State

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