Secretary of State
On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I congratulate the people of Greece on the 196th anniversary of your independence.
The United States and Greece have enjoyed a longstanding friendship and partnership rooted in our shared democratic values and strong cultural ties. Greek-Americans have enriched our communities by sharing their cultural heritage. Greece is a valued NATO Ally and European Union partner and together we have made progress on common security goals, such as countering terrorism. Greece will have the continued support of the United States as it makes necessary reforms and works to emerge from economic challenges.
The United States looks forward to continued cooperation and friendship with our Greek partners and building upon our existing collaboration.
I wish all Greeks a joyous Independence Day celebration.