On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I congratulate the French people on the occasion of the July 14 celebration.France is one of America’s oldest allies and our relationship is based on our mutual commitment to shared values - democracy, freedom, economic prosperity and the rule of law. We are grateful for France’s unwavering partnership on many global challenges, including the fight against COVID-19, the fight against disinformation and the fight against terrorism. We also appreciate our joint work to improve security and prosperity in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Indo-Pacific region. This year, as we observe the 75e anniversary of the victory in Europe, we salute and honor the sacrifices of all those who defend humanity and freedom.
As the French people commemorate July 14, your American friends say to you: “Vive la France!” ”
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