On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Malta as you celebrate 59 years of independence. The United States values its longstanding friendship with Malta, which started at the founding of our nation more than two centuries ago.
We are grateful for Malta’s efforts in support of transatlantic and European values, including strong support for Ukraine and its sovereignty in the face of Russia’s aggression. We appreciate our increased cooperation to advance our mutual goals of peace, prosperity, and human rights since Malta joined the UN Security Council earlier this year, and we look forward to deepening our collaboration in the year to come.
Best wishes and congratulations on this special day.