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Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today congratulating Romania on the 99th anniversary of the Great Union Day:

“I extend my warmest wishes and congratulations to the people of Romania on the 99th anniversary of the Great Union Day. The United States and Romania enjoy a close and enduring partnership that is based on shared interests and shared values—freedom, justice, rule of law, and human rights. Since its independence, Romania has made remarkable progress in advancing its democracy and has served as an important model for the region and the world through its efforts to combat corruption. Its commitment to these principles has helped transform Romania into a more capable and reliable ally that has contributed above its weight to NATO missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, and to U.S. missile defense programs. Ultimately, a strong and prosperous Romania will help ensure long-term stability and security in the region, advance the collective defense of the transatlantic, and strengthen the strategic partnership between our two countries.”

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