Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State
On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Luxembourg on this anniversary of the Grand Duke’s official birthday.
Luxembourg and the United States enjoy close cooperation as Allies and friends. We proudly work together on the Human Rights Council to stand up for human rights and dignity for all people around the world. As NATO Allies, we stand shoulder to shoulder to strengthen transatlantic security, uphold democratic principles, and support the rules-based international order.
We count on our continuing close cooperation with Luxembourg, and our mutual Allies and partners, to hold Russia accountable for its unprovoked and unjustified war against Ukraine. We will also continue to coordinate with Luxembourg to advance our shared goals on other global challenges, including the climate crisis, combatting trafficking in persons, and improving global health. We look forward to further strengthening the deep cultural ties our countries share.
I join you in celebrating Luxembourg National Day and send my best wishes for the health and prosperity of all Luxembourgish people.
On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri and the people of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg as you celebrate your National Day and the Grand Duke’s Official Birthday.
Our enduring and close friendship is based on shared history and common purpose. Just as we joined together to defend freedom and democracy during World War II, we are united in furthering those values, today. As founding members of international institutions such as the United Nations and NATO, we built a strong multilateral system to address global challenges and promote international prosperity. We are proud to continue our close partnership with Luxembourg, and we look forward to further cooperation in areas such as combatting climate change and advancing space exploration.
Best wishes to the people of Luxembourg for a safe and happy National Day, and a prosperous year ahead.