Europe and Eurasia: Poland National Day

Press Statement

Mike Pompeo

Secretary of State

Washington, DC

May 3, 2018

On behalf of President Trump and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people and government of Poland as you celebrate the 227th anniversary of the Constitution of the Third of May.

The Constitution of the Third of May was a landmark event in Poland’s history, making it among the first countries in the world to adopt a written constitution. This year is also the centennial of Poland’s recovery of its independence on November 11, 1918, as well as President Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points, which included a call for the restoration of “an independent Poland.” We recall our common heritage in the events of 1918 and affirm our strong alliance today.