On the Occasion of the National Day of the Czech Republic

Press Statement
Michael R. Pompeo
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
October 26, 2018


On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the Czech people on the 100th anniversary of your independence.

The United States and the Czech Republic share an enduring friendship, a commitment to democratic principles, and a vision of a peaceful and prosperous Europe. Our partnership is old and deep. We are proud to have stood with the Czech people and their right to sovereignty throughout the past century – from the time of Woodrow Wilson and Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, through decades of communist dictatorship, to the emergence of the modern Czech Republic as a strong European and Transatlantic ally.

Together we face current global challenges and stand against common threats. We deeply value our security cooperation with the Czech Republic and its contribution to peacekeeping efforts worldwide. Moreover, our economic relationship continues to grow with new bilateral investments on both sides of the Atlantic. We are committed to our strong bilateral relationship and look forward to the next century of close friendship and collaboration.