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National Day Message for Norway from President Donald J. Trump
January 1, 2020

Your Majesty:

Norway has long been a close friend and ally of the United States, and it is my great honor to congratulate you and the Norwegian people on your 206th Constitution Day this May 17.

The strong, enduring friendship between the United States and Norway is rooted in common values, deep people-to-people connections, and dynamic trade and investment ties.  Above all, our nations share a steadfast commitment to advance global peace, prosperity, and cooperation, which is especially important now as we jointly fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The United States is deeply appreciative of Norway as a key NATO ally, and we greatly value your contributions to regional and global security from the Arctic to Afghanistan. We also thank Norway for hosting the Our Ocean conference, where participants announced 370 new commitments and more than $63 billion to support conservation and sustainable management of the ocean and its resources.

I wish you and the people of Norway a joyful, uniting Constitution Day as you forge new traditions in these challenging times facing us all.


Donald J. Trump