On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Iceland in celebration of your National Day.
The United States and Iceland share a strong and enduring friendship, based on commitments to democratic principles, freedom, and our collective security as NATO Allies. We are working together to address the shared challenges in the region and globally across a wide range of economic, human rights, security, and climate issues, as well as through cooperation in the Arctic Council. The close coordination between the United States and Iceland is all the more important as we work together to support the people of Ukraine as they defend their country against Russia’s unprovoked war. Together we will hold Russia to account for its brutal actions.
I look forward to jointly creating a bright future for our peoples in the years to come and send best wishes for peace, health, and prosperity to all people in Iceland on this special day.