Washington, DC - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: "On behalf of the government of the United States, it is my pleasure to congratulate the people of the Slovak Republic as they celebrate Constitution Day.

"This is a historic year for Slovakia, as we commemorate both the 25th anniversary of Slovak independence and the centennial anniversary of the creation of Czechoslovakia. We are proud of the contributions of the United States and Slovak-Americans to the establishment of Central Europe’s first democracy, including through the Pittsburgh Agreement of 1918 and President Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points. One hundred years later, we are proud to call Slovakia an important friend, partner, and Ally of the United States.

"I look forward to working with the government and people of Slovakia in pursuing our shared priorities in the years to come."