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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on the Investiture of His Majesty King Philippe, King of the Belgians

On behalf of the American people, the President congratulates His Majesty King Philippe on the occasion of his investiture as King of the Belgians, and wishes the very best to him, Queen Mathilde, and the Belgian people on this special day.  The United States and Belgium share a rich history and strong ties, including as NATO allies.  The President also sends his heartfelt appreciation to King Albert II for his warmth, service, and leadership as he steps down after nearly 20 years.  Belgium is a valued friend of the United States, and the President looks forward to continuing to deepen this bond in the years to come.