Additional reporting by Washington D.C. Representative Pranav Badhwar
The Free Republic of Liberland proudly opened its representative office to the United States in Washington, D.C. on May 23rd, 2023, marking a significant milestone in the country’s journey. This event cemented Liberland’s position in U.S. politics and served as a testament to its commitment to international engagement.
The opening ceremony was attended by esteemed government officials, including President Vít Jedlička, Vice President Bogie Wozniak, Minister of Foreign Affairs Thomas Walls, Minister of Finance Navid Saberin, Deputy Interior Minister Daniel Flora, U.S. Representative for Liberland David Molineaux, Washington D.C. Representative Pranav Badhwar, and Liberland Aid Foundation President Steve Wood, along with First Lady Jana Markovičová.
Rabbi Yoav Altman, representatve of the Dominican Republic, also spoke and said that Liberland is a 21st century evolution of governement and freedom.
Their presence, alongside a gathering of dedicated Liberland representatives, citizens, and e-residents from around the globe, highlighted the broad support and influence that Liberland has garnered.
Vice President Bogie Wozniak expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “We are thrilled to establish our presence in Washington, D.C., a critical step towards fostering collaboration and the exchange of ideas at the highest levels. Our new representative office will enable us to refine our diplomatic efforts and engage with our most important international partners.”
The evening was masterfully orchestrated by Jenna Kady who enthused, “It was an absolutely magical evening! The Liberland Representative Office in Washington, D.C. represents a pivotal moment in our pursuit of sovereignty and decentralized governance.”
Michael Andrew, a board member of the Liberland Aid Foundation, praised the support provided by Brock Pierce, co-founder of Block.one/EOS, who facilitated the establishment of the office and offered invaluable assistance from his Foundation staff.
Washington D.C. Representative Pranav Badhwar addressed the gathering with the theme of Liberland’s motto “Live and Let Live”, highlighting the significance of consent as Liberland’s moral foundation, noting his pleasure at returning the torch of liberty to the nation which birthed it in modern times.
Foreign Minister Thomas Walls said, “It’s amazing to welcome so many Liberlanders, along with esteemed Congressional and Embassy staff, to our opening. We are thrilled to express our national identity in the presence of such honored guests—an identity founded on individual freedom and decentralized technology. This truly marks the dawning of a new era.”
Adding to the grandeur of the occasion, world-renowned musician Scott Page graced the rooftop reception with his mesmerizing saxophone performance. Page, known for his exceptional contributions to legendary bands such as Pink Floyd, Supertramp, and Toto, enthralled the audience.
The opening of Liberland’s United States office in Washington, DC, follows the successful establishment of the Liberland Representative Office in Mexico in February. These milestones signify the country’s dedication to international collaboration. With the unwavering support of a global community united by the ideal of peaceful relations between all people, Liberland eagerly anticipates forging new alliances across the world stage.