Secretary of State
On behalf of the Government and people of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Austria on the occasion of your National Day.
Austria’s role as a European leader, center of international business and diplomacy, and scientific and cultural hub is recognized around the world. A trusted partner of the United States, Austria shares our commitment to strengthening democracy and human rights and our goal of a peaceful and prosperous Europe.
We deeply value Austria’s contributions toward those goals. Our bilateral relationship ranges from military and security cooperation to our trade and economic partnership and robust cultural and people-to-people ties. On this day, we reflect on 180 years of our diplomatic relations and friendship. We look forward to further strengthening our enduring ties in the years to come.