US State Secretary, EC congratulate Poland on May 3rd Constitution

“I extend my congratulations and best wishes to the people of Poland on the occasion of your 228th Constitution Day,” Pompeo wrote on the State Department's website. /PAP/EPA

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the European Comission sent wishes to Poland on the occasion of the 228th anniversary of the Constitution of May 3rd on Friday.

"On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend my congratulations and best wishes to the people of Poland on the occasion of your 228th Constitution Day," Pompeo wrote on the State Department's website.

Pompeo noted that May 3rd Constitution is "widely regarded as one of the first modern constitutions in Europe," and, in his opinion "represents an historic landmark in your country’s pursuit of freedom and democracy."

He also recalled his last visit to Poland, in which he saw "the tremendous progress the country has made since the collapse of communism and return of freedom 30 years ago."

The European Commission also tweeted its best wishes.

"Happy Constitution Day, Poland! 228 years ago Poland adopted its constitution, the first modern constitution established in Europe and the second in the world. This week we also celebrated that Poland has been part of the EU family since 2004," the EC wrote.