Washington, DC - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: "On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Croatia as you celebrate your Statehood Day.

"The deep ties between our people are bolstered by our shared belief in democracy and the importance of human rights.  Croatia is an important leader in Southeast Europe and beyond, and we stand alongside you as a proud NATO Ally.

"On this Statehood Day, I wish every citizen of Croatia peace and prosperity."