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On behalf of the United States Government, I congratulate the people of Portugal on their celebration of this year’s Day of Portugal, Camões, and the Portuguese Communities on June 10th.

The United States cherishes our enduring relationship with Portugal and our shared national values. We celebrate our critical collaboration in defense, economic prosperity, cultural exchange, and the challenges of climate change. We appreciate Portugal’s important role in fostering security and stability in the Atlantic region and beyond as a NATO Ally and a partner to address global challenges.

The United States will always remember that Portugal was one of the first countries to recognize the independence of our Republic.  Our relationship has been strong ever since.

The United States extends its warmest wishes to the people of Portugal on this important day. We celebrate in the confidence that our countries will remain friends and allies for many years to come.

U.S. Department of State

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