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On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Germany as you celebrate 31 years of reunification on German Unity Day.

The United States is proud to call Germany a close friend and NATO Ally.  Together, we are committed to advancing democracy, freedom, trade, rule of law, security, and prosperity in our nations and around the world.  When I traveled to Germany in September, I expressed my deepest appreciation for Germany’s cooperation in assisting with the airlift and transit of people wishing to leave Afghanistan, including American citizens and at-risk Afghans seeking refuge.  This extraordinary and historic humanitarian act will never be forgotten.

I extend best wishes as you celebrate this day across Germany and look forward to building upon our strong partnership in the years to come.

U.S. Department of State

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