Ambassador Hans Klemm at the Newsweek Offshore Oil & Gas in the Black Sea Summit

Good morning. Thank you very much for the invitation to be with you, to address a very important topic that the United States has focused on and continues to focus on. That is energy security in Europe and in Romania. It gives me great pleasure to participate in this event that touches on an area ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm on the Death of Romanian Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu

The U.S. Embassy community and I were deeply saddened to learn today of the passing of Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu. He was a consummate diplomat, a Romanian patriot, and I know of no stronger advocate for the U.S.-Romania Strategic Partnership. Ambassador Constantinescu’s many contributions to both Romania and the international community, including his recent leadership of ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm at “Top of the Companies Gala” 2018

Mister President, President Daraban, ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, First, President Daraban, thank you for this exceptional honor. I accept it with humility; also I accept it on behalf of my team at the United States Embassy. To the extent that we’ve had success in the economic dimension of our Strategic Partnership, it is through ...
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Unveiling of Elie Wiesel Bust

Elie Wiesel Square, Bucharest Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Madam Mayor, Members of the Romanian Parliament, State Councilors, Secretary of State, Your Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, There are many parties that deserve recognition for the completion of this commemoration, of this project, but let me above all first thank to Mayor Firea, and the ...
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National Day of Commemorating the Holocaust

Holocaust Memorial, Bucharest Monday, October 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Madam Prime Minister, Members of the Romanian Parliament, Your Excellencies, Doctor Vainer, Doctor Beris, Ladies and Gentlemen, I will try to be brief and not to repeat what has been said before me. As we gather to pay tribute to the victims of this mass act of barbarity and brutality, the Holocaust in Romania, we must also remember the ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm at the “Romanian-U.S. Strategic Partnership In Cybersecurity” Conference

Secretary Generals, Presidential Counselor, Director, ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, friends, Thank you for inviting me to this indeed very important conference in a beautiful location, on a beautiful autum day. This event comes at a critical moment as together we face inumerable threats against our networks and interests in cyberspace.  I want to congratulate ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm Speech on Judicial Progress and Challenges

Rector Dumitru, Dean Baias, distinguished professors, my dear colleague, the Ambassador from France, presidential counselor Aurescu, former minister of justice Stoica, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. There is nothing more uplifting than being part of the beginning of an academic year. Seeing a group of young women and men about to embark on their academic ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm at DigitalForum “Women Leadership in Industry 4.0”

Presidential Counselors, Ambassador Fried, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Our digital economy is paving the way for a new, more connected, and more prosperous world. Perhaps now more than ever, people across the globe are turning on lights, gaining access to clean water, finding new and exciting ways to learn, and joining the global marketplace ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm At The Deveselu Base September 11 Commemoration Ceremony

Captain, Minister Fifor, Colonel, sailors, soldiers, distinguished guests, Today, as we stand together remembering one of America’s darkest days, we come to understand that although terrorist attacks and violent extremism can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, they cannot destroy the foundation of America and its allies. As President Bush said “These acts shattered ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm at International Business Forum

Madam State Secretary, Mr. Minister, distinguished colleagues, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, Thank you for the invitation to be present here this morning. Let me begin by congratulating Minister Oprea, but also State Secretary Pirvanescu, for taking the initiative to hold a conference like this. I have been, in my mandate here as the representative of ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm at the Launch of CNIPMMR’s White Paper

President Jianu, Minister Teodorovici, Professor Nicolescu, distinguished panelists, ladies and gentlemen, Let me first begin by congratulating the Council’s publication of this year’s Carta Albă (the White Paper) in its 16th consecutive publication.  As President Jianu recommended, we will use it at the United States Embassy as a means of sharpening our focus on outreach ...
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Photo Exhibit “American and French Soldiers on the Romanian Front in the First World War”

Your Excellency, Deputy Prime Minister Birchall, President Căprar, Professor Popescu, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I am very honored to be here, first of all in the presence of Her Excellency, the Ambassador of France; France after all is America’s oldest ally and without their assistance and support in our war for independence it is ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm at the Opening of Bookfest International Bookfair

President Iohanis, President Arsene, Mr. Minister, Your Excellencies, Presidential Counselors, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, Books – they are vessels of delight, enchantment, knowledge, science, wisdom, tragedy, comedy, and sometimes boredom. Books are central to our Western civilization. They were the engine of the Renaissance, contributed vastly to the Enlightenment and to the tremendous material ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm at the “Invest in Ialomita” Event

Deputy Pop, Secretary General, President, Mr. Minister, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, Thank you very much for inviting me here this morning and excuse me for using English rather than Romanian.  I very much want to encourage the objective of today’s conference; I think it is exactly the right thing to do – to bring ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm at the International Women of Courage Ceremony

Women of Courage Awards Ceremony In 2007, the Department of State established the International Women of Courage Award to honor women who exemplified exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for human rights, women’s equality, and social progress – often at great personal risk. Annually, each Embassy may nominate one candidate for the State Department’s International ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm at the Conference “Roma: Contributions To Romania’s Development”

Dr. Necula, Madam Junghaus, Director Oberländer, secretaries of state, state Counselor, my colleagues in the diplomatic corps, your Excellences, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, When you consider the histories of the United States of America and Romania, it is tragically unfortunate that we share a common feature, a common chapter, that is: in both of ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm at Citadel “Countering 21st Century Threats”

Thank you very much for the invitation to again speak at Citadel on a very important topic today: “Countering 21st Century threats.” But before I begin my prepared remarks, I would like to take a moment to express my condolences and sympathies to those who admired King Michael of Romania. In the past century there ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm at the SME Ceremony

Mr. President, Chairman Niculescu, members of the Government, members of the Romanian Parliament, very distinguished guests, Mr. Mayor, Thank you sincerely for inviting me to participate at this morning’s event. Seeing who I’m sitting next to, it a great, great honor to be a participant at this morning’s session. So, thank you to the National ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm at the Trade Winds Forum Opening Ceremony

Mr. Prime Minister, Counselor, distinguished guests, colleagues, friends, ladies and gentlemen, I will try to be brief and not to be repetitive. As the American Ambassador to Romania, I have three priorities. One is to promote security, the security of the United States, in partnership with our very strong ally, Romania. In this effort, especially ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm at the National Day of Commemorating the Holocaust

Remarks by Ambassador Hans Klemm National Day of Commemorating the Holocaust Holocaust Memorial, Bucharest Monday, October 9, 2017 – 1000 Members of the Parliament, Councilor, Observers of the Government, Distinguished Guests, your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, as we remember today all the victims of the Holocaust, let us also note that there is a disturbing ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Iasi

Mr. Rector, Mr. Minister, Madam Ordonator de credite, Ambassador, Mr. Mayor, Mr. Prefect, Mr. President of the County Council, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, Thank you sincerely for giving me the opportunity to visit Iasi and visit the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University this morning to help celebrate the beginning of the new academic year. I ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm at the Aspen Energy Summit

U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks at the Aspen Energy Summit Centrul de Afaceri Multifuncţional Lumina Verde, Ploieşti Thank you, Ambassador. Ladies and gentlemen, Mircea Geoana has had many positions of great distinction in his life and career but I hope you don’t mind that I use Ambassador as a title because I think it’s fitting ...
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Statement By Ambassador Hans Klemm on the death of Corporal Mădălin Stoica in Afghanistan

I was saddened to hear of the death of Corporal Mădălin Stoica who was killed during an incident in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and of injuries to other two Romanian soldiers. I would like to extend my personal condolences and those of the United States to the family and friends of Corporal Mădălin Stoica, as well as ...
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20th years of Strategic Partnership

Good Evening. President Constantinescu, Governor Isărescu, Ladies and Gentlemen. I would like to offer a special note of gratitude to Governor Isarescu and the Board of the National Bank of Romania for this evening in which we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Strategic Partnership between the United States and Romania. For two decades, ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm at the 2017 Independence Day Reception

– As prepared for delivery – Mr. President, Mr. Prime Minister, Your Royal Highness, Your Excellences, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the Embassy of the United States of America as we celebrate our nation’s independence. Let me first thank our donors, vendors, the American Chamber of Commerce, and Major League Baseball for their ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm at the Timken Bearing Plant Opening Ceremony

Rich, Bogdan, Mr. President, Mr. Secretary, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I just have a few more words about Timken.  As Andreas said, this very plant represents nearly 60 million dollars in additional investments in Timken Operations in Prahova and Romania.  It will add, at least in the beginning, 120 jobs.  It is a measure ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks at the “Women of Courage” Award Ceremony

Good evening, everyone.  I am delighted you could all join us to celebrate five Romanian women who embody compassion, resilience, and, above all else, courage.  While these women come from diverse backgrounds and work in different sectors of society, they are united in their willingness to take on some of the toughest issues facing Romania.  ...
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“American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times” Photo Exhibit

Madam State Secretary, Director, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, Dear students, Thank you for providing me the opportunity to join with you this morning. I want to thank the National Library for agreeing to host this exhibition. I also need to thank the Kennedy Library, Wiener Schiller Productions, Getty Images and others who made this ...
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Donation for Three Transylvanian-Saxon Fortified Churches

U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation 2016/2017: “Safeguarding three Transylvanian-Saxon fortified churches: best practice for traditional crafts and community building” The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that Ambassador Hans Klemm is donating $59,300 to the Superior Consistory of the Evangelic Church Sibiu under the auspices of the special U.S. Department of State program called ...
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Ambassador’s Fund For Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Opening Ceremony

Bishop, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, It’s a great honor, a delight for me to be with you this morning in Movile. I have now been the Ambassador of the United States to Romania for about one year and a half. Of course, I am the Ambassador to all of Romania, not just Bucharest and ...
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“John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times” Photo Exhibit

The U.S. Embassy in Romania, the National Library of Romania, and the Youth Forum Association invite the Romanian public to visit a valuable exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy. “American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times” brings together images culled from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, ...
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“Fighting Global Corruption: Business Risk Management” Workshop

President Daraban, fellow speakers, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, Thank you for this opportunity and I’ll follow the President’s lead by also keeping my remarks brief. It is my pleasure to be here today and to welcome all of you to this special event, “Business Without Corruption: U.S. Anti-Corruption Best Practices Tailored to the Needs ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm at the University of Craiova

Ambassador Hans Klemm at the University of Craiova (Photo: Iulia Vasile / U.S. Embassy) Thank you very, very much for giving me this opportunity to spend some time with you this morning.  My name is Hans Klemm, I am the Ambassador of the United States of America to Romania.  This is my first opportunity to ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm At The Dedication Of The Elie Wiesel Square

Mrs. Mayor General, Your Excellences, distinguished guests, We stand here today to honor the late Elie Wiesel.  A native son of Romania, he made sure the world never forgot the horrors of the Holocaust.  And, after a lifetime of commitment, he truly had become a “messenger to mankind.” When Wiesel was growing up in the ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm At The Varian Conference

Dr. Paun, ladies and gentlemen, colleagues, Thank you for asking me to join you this afternoon for what will be I hope a meaningful, instructive and valuable several hours to learn about what we believe to be very important American technologies. The topic is of course radio-neurosurgery and it’s hosted by Varian, a proud American ...
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Over 2,800 troops from ten countries trained together during Saber Guardian Exercise

Ambassador Hans Klemm participated Thursday, August 4, in the Saber Guardian 16 exercise DV Day in Cincu, Braşov, Romania. Saber Guardian 16 took place between July 27 and August 7 and involved more than 2,800 troops from five NATO countries (Bulgaria, Canada, Poland, Romania and the USA) and five Partnership for Peace states (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, ...
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Civil Rights In America, And In Its Cinema: From Birth Of A Nation To Selma

Good Morning Everyone. Thank you Sorin for the lovely introduction and I would also like to thank the Rasnov team for inviting me here to speak today. Dignitaries, distinguished guests, students, ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to be at such a monumental festival to discuss civil rights in America as demonstrated through cinema. And ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm at the 2016 Independence Day Reception

– As prepared for delivery – Mr. President, we have three celebrations tonight. The first is to commemorate the signing by American patriots on July 4, 1776, of the Declaration of Independence. In that document, our Founders asserted not only that all are created equal with the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of ...
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“NATO in the 21st Century”. Remarks by Ambassador Klemm at the University of Bucharest

Good afternoon everyone. Rector Dumitru, Mr. President Constantinescu, Minister Curaj, colleagues from the diplomatic corps, ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, Thank you for giving me the opportunity this afternoon to speak about a very important topic, as was introduced by the rector: the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in the 21st Century. As you mentioned Mr. ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm at the Awarding of Journalists for Tuberculosis Awareness-Raising Pieces

Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, It’s an honor for the United States Embassy to be hosting you to — as both Mr. and Mrs. Constantin said — to discuss and find a way forward on a very important medical topic, of concern to the world, to America, but especially to Romania. Tuberculosis remains a global ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm on the death of Sergeant First Class Iulian Dumitrescu and Sergeant Adrian Vizireanu and injuries to a Romanian soldier

I was saddened to hear of the deaths of Sergeant First Class Iulian Dumitrescu and Sergeant Adrian Vizireanu who were killed during an incident in Kandahar, Afghanistan and of injuries to a third Romanian soldier. I would like to extend my personal condolences and those of the United States to the family and friends of ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm Inaugurates the American Shelf at “Alexandru D. Xenopol” County Library Arad

U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm inaugurated today the sixth American Shelf at “Alexandru D. Xenopol” County Library Arad. The Ambassador presented the gift of the American Shelf to Library Director Florin Didilescu. The book collection includes133 titles offering access to classic U.S. literature, reference books about the U.S. and English teaching books. Similar to the other ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks at the Inauguration of the Federal Mogul Facility in Ploiesti

Thank you President Hendricks, Chairman Ninivaggi, Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I will keep my remarks short. There are really only three points I would like to make. First, thank you for inviting me here today. It is a great pleasure and a distinct privilege both for personal, as well ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks on Romanian Woman of Courage Erika A. Garnier

Good evening, everyone.  I am delighted you could all join us tonight to help honor and celebrate six Romanian women who embody compassion, resilience, and, above all else, courage.  While these women come from diverse backgrounds and work in different sectors of society, they are united in their willingness to take on some of the ...
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Remarks by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Ad-Interim Dean Thompson, at the Women’s Health Conference

The U.S. Embassy congratulates the organizers of the third Women’s Health Conference in Romania, which brings together health care professionals, policy makers, civil society, and media. Coming together today to discuss women’s health issues is an important step towards addressing Romania’s health care challenges. Improving the public health system starts with the smart implementation of ...
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Remarks by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Ad-Interim Dean Thompson, at the Critical Infrastructure Protection Forum

Critical Infrastructure Protection Forum Bucharest March 30, 2016 Ladies and Gentlemen, Often described as the backbone of a country’s economy and security, critical infrastructure represents a fundamental element in the public’s perception and confidence in the way a state functions. Leaders and decision makers from both the public and private sectors are called upon to ...
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Remarks By U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Ad-Interim Dean Thompson, At The Launch Of The Amcham Romania Competitiveness Report (March 29, 2016)

Daniela, thank you very much for those important remarks and congratulations as you wrap up your tenure as President of AmCham and as AmCham moves towards a new board in the coming days.  We have some very exciting times ahead of us and we appreciate all the support and effort that this current board has ...
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Remarks by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Ad-Interim Dean Thompson, at Parliamentary Debate on Cyber Security

Good morning ladies and gentlemen and distinguished guests. Chairperson Birchall, thank you for inviting me to participate in today’s debate and for organizing and hosting this event. The world has benefited tremendously from the use of information technology and the Internet’s rapid expansion. An engine of global economic growth, cyberspace has allowed us to create ...
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Remarks by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires A.I. Dean Thompson at the launch of the „MSD for Mothers” CSR Campaign

Vă mulţumesc foarte mult pentru invitaţia la lansarea proiectului “Mame pentru viaţă. Viaţă pentru mame” în România. MSD va lucra împreună cu World Vision la un model care să previnã decesele materne evitabile şi să sprijine accesul mamelor la servicii de sănătate de calitate în unele dintre cele mai sãrace comunităţi rurale din România în ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm, at the 3M Customer Innovation Center Opening

Catalin, Bernard, Mr. Counselor, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, Thank you very much for inviting me to be present here this morning to open the 3M Innovation Center in Bucharest, Romania. One of my responsibilities as the United States Ambassador to Romania is to promote the interest of U.S. business in Romania, both in terms ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm, Celebrating Women in Law Enforcement

Police Academy Bucharest Deputy Rector Busuioc, Deputy Inspector General Petre, Distinguished guests from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Friends and partners at the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” Police Academy, Colleagues, Distinguished women of the police, ministry and Gendarmerie, I am honored to be here with you today to celebrate the exceptional achievements of our female colleagues ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks “Present Security Challenges in the Euro-Atlantic Space” Citadel Discussion Group in Cluj-Napoca

Ambassador Aurescu, ladies and gentlemen, thank you for inviting me here today to talk about Present Day Security Challenges in the Euro-Atlantic Sphere. We are living in uncertain and dangerous times; the dangers we face today are more complex than they have been at any other recent point in history. In today’s world we face ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm Reflections on Presidents’ Day University of Babes-Bolyai

– As prepared for delivery – Bună ziua tuturor. Domnule rector Pop, domnule profesor, stimaţi profesori şi studenţi ai Universităţii Babes-Bolyai, vă mulţumesc pentru disponibilitatea de a mă primi. Sunt foarte bucuros să mă aflu aici pentru a discuta despre viaţa a doi preşedinţi americani. And now, if you do not mind I will continue ...
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Statement by U.S. Ambassador to Romania Hans Klemm on the 160th Commemoration of the Emancipation of Roma Slaves

Tismana Monastery, Gorj County The Roma who reached Wallachia and Moldavia in the second half of the 14th Century were met with a cruel reception.  For the next 500 years, they were enslaved.  They were bought, sold, and traded, their families torn apart, their very lives always at the mercy of their owners.  Among these ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Statement

With regard to the proposed legislation entitled “Proiectul de Lege privind promovarea demnitatii umane si tolerantei fata de diferentele de grup,” United States Government policy is clear. The protection of free speech, even if offensive, is a foundational aspect of a healthy democratic society. While we condemn discrimination and hate, we also oppose laws that ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador at Fondul Proprietatea’s Fifth Anniversary of Listing at the Bucharest Stock Exchange

Minister Grigorescu, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. It is a great pleasure to be with you today as we celebrate the fifth anniversary of the listing of Fondul Proprietatea on the Bucharest Stock Exchange. Greg, members of Fondul’s board, thank you for inviting me to mark this occasion with you. Fondul’s listing on the Bucharest ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks at Fulbright Commission Award Ceremony

Mr. President, Minister Comănescu, Minister Curaj: It is an honor for me to be here this evening and to represent the Embassy of the United States of America in Romania on the occasion of the conferral of the Order of Cultural Merit to the Fulbright Commission. Educational and cultural exchanges are powerful diplomatic tools and ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks at the University of Suceava: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Bună ziua tuturor. Rector Valentin Popa, Profesor Luminiţa Turcu, stimaţi profesori şi studenţi ai Universităţii Ştefan cel Mare din Suceava, vă mulţumesc pentru disponibilitatea de a mă primi. Sunt foarte mulţumit să mă aflu aici pentru a discuta despre viaţa şi activitatea lui Martin Luther King Jr. şi despre impactul său asupra Statelor Unite şi ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks at the Ceremony Marking the Technical Capacilities of the Aegis Ashore Site at Deveselu

Good morning! Let me begin by thanking Foreign Minister Comanescu for graciously hosting us today to mark this important occasion, as well as Minister Motoc, and his predecessors, for being such gracious hosts for our installation at Deveselu! I’d also like to thank Vice Admiral James Syring, Director of the Missile Defense Agency; Vice Admiral ...
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The Legacy of President Kennedy: A Thousand Days

By Ambassador Hans Klemm University of Bucharest Vice-Rector, Professor Iucu, Vice-Dean Dr. Deteșeanu, Professor Roske, distinguished faculty and students of the University of Bucharest, thank you for allowing me to visit with you today to discuss the legacy of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. With your patience, I would like to review briefly President Kennedy’s life, ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks at the International Anti-Corruption Day Event at the National School of Political and Administrative Studies

Rector Doctor Pricopie, Your Excellency, colleagues, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I am very honored to be present here at the school in order to participate in a commemoration of International Anti-Corruption Day. Your words were both very strong and inspiring Rector Doctor Pricopie, words that I’m fully in agreement with. The United States Embassy ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks at the Honoring of the November “Entrepreneur of the Month”

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests. Thank you for joining us here today, as Soribel mentioned, to honor this month’s winner of the U.S. Embassy’s Entrepreneur of the Month award for November 2015. As I hope you know, every month, for the past year, the Embassy has been trying to highlight individuals or companies ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks at the Commissioning of Transgaz’s Şinca Compressor Station

Minister Gerea, Mr. Nicolicea, Ambassador Constantinescu, Mr. Văduva, Mr. Sterian, honored guests, ladies and gentlemen, Thank you for giving me this opportunity to speak at this important event this evening. Bună ziua, vă mulțumesc pentru această invitație, și vă felicit pentru modernizarea stației de compresoare de la Șinca. Today’s launch demonstrates very clearly that Romania ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks at the Inauguration Ceremony at Deveselu School and Kindergarten

Bună dimineaţa domnule Aliman, domnilor şi doamnelor, Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, Thank you very much for your exceptionally warm welcome to me and my wife, Mari, this morning in Deveselu. I would first like to take a moment to thank both the school administrators and the local government officials who have come together and ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Statement

These past days have been both dynamic and very moving. We again offer condolences on the tragic loss of life on October 30 and in the days since. We applaud the non-violent exercise of freedom of speech and assembly, and encourage all Romanians to stay engaged in the civic process. The United States of America ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks at the Honoring of the October “Entrepreneur of the Month”

– As prepared for delivery – Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, [and distinguished guests]. Thank you for joining us here today as we honor the U.S. Embassy’s Entrepreneur of the Month for October 2015. In January 2015, the U.S. Embassy launched the Entrepreneur of the Month program. Each month, the Embassy highlights individuals and companies ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks at Fondul Proprietatea’s Investor and Analyst Days

Dr. Mobius, Mr. Mihalache, Minister, Deputy Governor, Greg and my good friend, Ambassador Paul Brummel from the United Kingdom, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for this opportunity. Being new to Romania, I anticipate I will learn a great deal from you, the participants in this conference, as you know so much more about ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks at Women’s Empowerment Cancer Advocacy Network (We Can) Breast and Cervical Cancer Advocacy, Education and Outrea

Distinguished guests, members of parliament, thank you for asking me to speak here today. The U.S. Embassy congratulates the Women’s Empowerment Cancer Advocacy Network, (WE CAN), on the organization of its Seventh Breast and Cervical Cancer Advocacy, Education and Outreach Summit.  I salute WE CAN for gathering a wide range of stakeholders, including survivors, advocates, ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks at the 10th Anniversary of F&R Worldwide in Romania

[In Romanian] Bunǎ seara şi bine aţi venit! [In Romanian] Mǎ bucur sǎ vǎ primesc în seara aceasta in casa mea pentru o ocazie specialǎ. Thank you for joining us to celebrate F&R Worldwide ’s 10th year in the Romanian market. Congratulations to Ramona Ţepelea, F&R’s Managing Director, Martin Dreiseitel, the company’s CEO and President, and others ...
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Human Trafficking Affects Us All

Today human trafficking traps over 20 million people worldwide.  As modern-day slavery, it is a crime that happens almost everywhere and affects virtually everyone.  Yet many still think of human trafficking as an issue affecting only other people, in other countries.  The truth is it affects you; it affects us all.  Trafficking victims may have ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks at the Trafficking in Persons Forum

– As prepared for delivery – Good afternoon.  First, I would like to thank Ms. Șerbănuță [share-buh-NUTE-suh] for that warm introduction, and for showing me around this beautiful library.  I would also like to welcome [Panelists’ Names to Come], and thank them for taking the time out of their very busy schedules to be with ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks at the Case for Investing in Romania Business Conference Sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce

Thank you, Daniela.  I am recently arrived in Romania so to have this opportunity to spend some time with you this morning is a great one and I’m thankful for your invitation for me to be here this morning. Members of the Board of The American Chamber of Commerce in Romania, distinguished guests, ladies and ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks in Honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day 2015

– As prepared for delivery – Good morning.  We are gathered here today to commemorate the Romanian victims of the Holocaust.  This colossal act of barbarity and murder was unprecedented in scale.  With certitude and determination, governments and people harnessed the terrible forces of hatred and intolerance into a destructive machine aimed at exterminating an ...
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Statement by U.S. Ambassador to Romania Hans Klemm on Romanian soldiers injured in Afghanistan

I was saddened to hear about the Romanian soldiers who were injured in the attack involving an improvised explosive device during a mission in Afghanistan on Sunday. On behalf of the government of the United States, I want to express my sincere sympathy to the soldiers, their families, friends, and fellow soldiers and to wish ...
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