On behalf of the United States of America, I offer our best wishes to the people of Slovenia as you honor your Statehood Day.
Congratulations once again on your election to the UN Security Council for 2024-2025. I am confident Slovenia will meaningfully contribute to the maintenance of international peace and security. This milestone builds on your emergence as a vibrant democracy, a champion of good governance and rule of law, and a regional leader in promoting security and Euro-Atlantic integration in the Western Balkans.
Building on our shared values as partners and NATO Allies, we grow stronger together because of our cooperation on important issues like clean and reliable energy and expanding the economic ties between our countries. I look forward to ensuring that our deep friendship continues to strengthen in the year ahead.