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On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of the Kingdom of Sweden in celebration of your National Day.

The United States and Sweden established an enduring partnership 240 years ago in 1783 based on the shared commitment to democratic principles, human rights, and freedom. The United States fully supports Sweden’s NATO accession, and we commend Sweden’s leadership as it holds the Council of European Union presidency. Our nations will continue to support the people of Ukraine as they defend their country against Russia’s unprovoked war, and we will hold Russia to account for its brutal actions. Together, our nations also will continue to collaborate to overcome the climate crisis, advance peace, and work on shared priorities through our bilateral ties and cooperation in the Arctic Council. I look forward to jointly creating a bright future for our peoples.

I join you in celebrating on this special day and send best wishes for health and prosperity to all people in Sweden.

U.S. Department of State

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