On the Occasion of Europe Day

Press Statement

Michael R. Pompeo
Secretary of State

Washington, DC
May 8, 2019

In honor of Europe Day, I offer my best wishes to the citizens of the European Union on behalf of all Americans.

The United States and the European Union have a strong and enduring partnership born out of shared history, values, and decades of cooperation. We are a force for peace and democracy in the world.

Together we promote international security, address shared global challenges, and advance the prosperity of all our citizens. We work closely in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and elsewhere to coordinate our humanitarian assistance to those in need.

From countering terrorism, to preventing global drug trafficking, to standing unified on sanctions, we make each other more secure. Our educational and cultural exchanges enrich the lives of our citizens and strengthen the transatlantic bond.

Together we have created the largest economic relationship anywhere in the world, resulting in millions of jobs on both sides of the Atlantic.

On Europe Day, we celebrate the mutual interests and strong friendship between the United States and the European Union.