Romania’s National Day

U.S. Department of State
Press Statement

December 1, 2023

Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State

On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Romania on the 105th anniversary of Great Union Day.

The United States and Romania have been allies, partners, and friends for decades. That friendship is rooted in our shared values – democracy, freedom, and peaceful cooperation, as well as the deep historic ties of family and culture.

Romania’s leadership within the NATO Alliance strengthens our collective security, especially in the Black Sea region. Your support for Ukraine’s independence and the well-being of its people has been firm and unwavering. We are proud to work alongside you to ensure the Ukrainian military has the training and equipment it needs to repel Russia’s war of aggression, to provide humanitarian aid and support for refugees, and to build pathways for Ukrainian grain to reach a hungry world.

The future of cooperation between our nations grows ever brighter. We are delighted to collaborate on clean energy and energy security through the Cernavoda nuclear power plant and Doicesti small modular reactor (SMR) projects, on space exploration through the Artemis Accords, and on continuing to strengthen the cultural, educational, and economic exchanges between our peoples.

I wish the government and people of Romania a joyful Great Union Day.