On the Occasion of Europe Day

In this photo taken Oct. 16, 2015, Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pompeo is one of three Republican congressmen who went to the Iranian Interest Section to apply in person for visas to travel to Iran. That was more than two months ago and they still don

Press Statement
Mike Pompeo
Secretary of State
Washington, DC

May 9, 2018

On Europe Day, we send our congratulations to the citizens of the European Union. The United States recognizes the EU as one of our closest partners on our most important objectives abroad.

For decades, the EU has collaborated with the U.S. on a host of international challenges.

The United States is grateful for the EU’s enduring friendship.

The U.S.-EU relationship arises from a shared history and a common civilization grounded in democratic values, strong economic ties, and mutual commitment to transatlantic security.

Europe and the world are safer when the EU acts proactively to address common threats facing the West.