Statement by Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State
On behalf of the United States of America, I send warm congratulations to His Majesty King Charles III, Her Majesty Queen Camilla, and to the people of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as you celebrate His Majesty’s official birthday.
As President Biden said earlier this month, we have no closer ally than the United Kingdom. Our two nations collaborate and lead together to confront the urgent challenges of our time, as we uphold democratic values, human rights, and the rule of law.
I deeply admire His Majesty’s commitment to sustainability and protecting the planet for future generations. The United States and United Kingdom will continue to work hand in hand to combat the climate crisis and to conserve and protect the biodiversity of our planet.
Our countries are also in lockstep in our support for Ukraine as it defends its people and its territory against Russia’s war of aggression.
I look forward to deepening the close U.S.-UK friendship as we work together to advance our shared values and build a more secure world. On this special day, I wish His Majesty the King and the British people peace, prosperity, and health for the year ahead.