Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman on Combatting Trafficking in Persons

Sunday, October 18, 2020 Human trafficking is an affront to the sanctity of every person. It is a world-wide evil that cannot and will not be tolerated – human traffickers must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, their ill-gotten gains seized and their victims rescued. Because of this, the U.S. Embassy has …

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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman at the Innovation Labs Virtual 2020 Demo Day

October 15, 2020, 18:37 President Iohannis, fellow ambassadors, distinguished judges, entrepreneurs and guests. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to address this special group: Romanian entrepreneurs. You are the very people who will help Romania become a regional leader, a leader in technology, in economic development, in financial security. Entrepreneurs throughout the ages have …

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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman at the EXIM Initialing Ceremony

October 9, 2020, 2:00 pm Export-Import Bank, Washington, D.C. Chairman Reed, Minister Popescu, Friends and Guests, This is a great day for Romania and for the United States. Chairman Reed, you and your fantastic team made this happen! Under your leadership, and President’s Trump vision of promoting American business, EXIM has enabled American companies to compete around the world. This has helped not only …

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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman at the DOE Intergovernmental Agreement Signing Event

Friday, October 9, 2020 DOE, Washington, D.C. Good morning everyone It’s great to be here finally – to initial this Intergovernmental Agreement. Some people say we got here quickly, I say we could have done quicker! This is a tremendous step forward for democracy, the rule of law and free people around the world. Energy …

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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman Addresses Aspen Institute’s Bucharest Forum (Video)

Hello everyone. I regret that I cannot be there in person with you for this forum. I am, however, in Washington D.C. finalizing several issues that will strengthen the ties between our two great nations for years to come. Though we are far away, I am confident that this year’s Bucharest Forum will be a …

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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman at the Financial Frauds and Following the Money Virtual Conference

Monday, September 28, 2020, 1:30 pm As Delivered Welcome everyone. It is my great privilege to be here and welcome you to COVID-19 Crimes, Financial Frauds, and Following the Money to Investigate and Prosecute Transnational Organized Crime. I want to thank my good friend Minister Predoiu, for the invitation to join you and address this …

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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman at Ford Single Company Promotion for Customized Vehicles

U.S. Embassy-Bucharest, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM September 18, 2020 Prime Minister Orban State Secretary Despescu, Distinguished Guests And Friends, Along with my co-hosts Ford Romania President Ian Pearson and Ford Romania Managing Director Cristian Prichea, I am very pleased to welcome you to the American Embassy to celebrate the delivery of Ford’s customized vehicles to the …

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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman at the Patriot Delivery

September 17, 2020, 1100 Capu Midia Firing Range Good Morning, President Cazanciuc, Prime Minister Orban, Minister of Defense Ciuca, Chief of Defense Petrescu, Chief of the Air Force Pana, colleagues, and friends. For more than a century, the United States and Romania have steadily built a friendship marked by collaboration, loyalty, and consistency. But most …

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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman at the Black Sea Oil & Gas’ Pipeline Inauguration

Prime Minister Orban Minister Popescu, Mark Beacom Ladies and Gentlemen, Today we mark one of Romania’s most important strides forward in developing its Black Sea natural gas resources – a national treasure with the potential to transform Romania into an energy secure and more prosperous country. It also marks an important step toward achieving energy …

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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman at the RACC-MediaUno Program on COVID-19

Good morning, It is a pleasure and honor to be here with the Prime Minister, distinguished experts, guests, and friends. Thank you to MediaUno and the National Institute of Statistics for organizing this event. The global crisis that has enveloped us is without precedent. It has battered our people, our national economies, individual businesses, and …

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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman on the September 11th Anniversary

U.S. Embassy Bucharest September 11th 2020 Good morning, My friends thank you for joining me for Patriots Day this morning. Today, like September 11, 2001 is another spectacular day with not a cloud in the sky. Yet, today is a day of somber memorial and remembrance as well as of resolve. Since my arrival last …

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Now More Than Ever Huawei Is the Wrong Way

Huawei and the Chinese Embassy continue to try to mislead the people of Romania. The purported clarifications of Huawei’s position distributed by the Chinese embassy, various authors with checkered pasts and Russian disinformation outlets are demonstrably false and unavailing. The Communist Chinese disdain freedom, the rule of law, human rights, and the truth. Huawei and …

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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman at the Signing of the Lockheed Martin – Romaero Memorandum of Understanding

Good afternoon everyone. It is a pleasure to be here. Signing this memorandum of understanding is not just a big step for Lockheed Martin and Romaero, but a bigger step for Romania, Poland and the United States. This is a remarkable day for all of our nations and for the European Alliance. Lockheed Vice President …

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Huawei Goes the Wrong Way—Corruption, Crime and Communism

Op-ed by Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman August 26, 2020 Huawei and its Communist Chinese masters have recently embarked on a shameless disinformation campaign trying to portray themselves as victims. They are not. Huawei is a corrupt arm of the communist Chinese regime and security apparatus. Huawei has been indicted by the US Attorney for the Eastern …

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A Black Ribbon: Don’t Let The Murdered Be The Forgotten

By Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman August 23, 2020 August 23rd marks the 81st anniversary of the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact. This led to the suffering and death of tens of millions of people in Europe. The Day of Remembrance for Victims of Fascism and Communism commemorates the death, suffering and misery created around the world by fascists and …

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Let’s Embrace the 5G Revolution — Not the Cultural Revolution

Op-Ed by U.S. Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman August 19, 2020 Huawei is still the wrong way. Why? Because nations must not entrust their citizens’ security to a company indicted for intellectual property theft, conspiracy, wire fraud, bank fraud, racketeering, and for helping Iran avoid sanctions meant to stop that nation from funding terrorism. Huawei has been …

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Ambassador Zuckerman inaugurates this year’s Elie Wiesel Study Tour 2020: Explore the Past, Shape the Future

On August 17th, Ambassador Zuckerman had the opportunity to virtually meet twenty young participants preparing for this year’s Elie Wiesel study tour. Embassy Bucharest is honored to again partner with our American Councils for International Education (ACILS) – Romania colleagues for this program that will illuminate some of the historical gaps that surround the Shoah. …

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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman at the U.S. Navy League Event

“Restaurant Sailors” Marina, Eforie Nord July 31, 2020 Good evening everyone, Mr. Mayor, Mufti, Colonel Vaughn, distinguished guests and friends. Its an honor and true pleasure for me to be here with you tonight. Thank you, Mr. Patrichi, for your staunch support of the U.S. Navy League and for your invitation tonight. I commend your …

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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman Met with Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu

On Friday, July 24, Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman met with Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The two discussed a number of issues currently facing Romania and the United States, including national security, energy policy, and malign influence. The Ambassador emphasized the importance of “the two countries moving forward together, on …

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Ambassador Zuckerman Praises Close Cooperation with Minster Predoiu And Romanian Prosecutors, Law Enforcement

On Wednesday, July 22, Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman met with Minister of Justice Catalin Predoiu at the Ministry of Justice. The two discussed recent progress on Rule of Law and Trafficking in Persons as well as digitalization efforts to improve the flow of information between Romanian and American law enforcement groups. The Ambassador praised Minister Predoiu …

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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman at the Open Source Intelligence Tools Virtual Conference

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to Open Source Intelligence Tools: The convergence of investigating intellectual property crime, organized crime, human trafficking, and cybercrime, and a special welcome to those of you for who this is the first time taking part today, the 17th ICHIP and largest webinar we have done here in …

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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman on the Occasion of the 140th Anniversary of U.S. – Romania Diplomatic Relations

Today we celebrate 140 years of diplomatic relations between the United States of America and Romania. On this date in 1880, my predecessor Diplomatic Agent and Consul General Eugene Schuyler was recognized as the United States’ official representative to Romania. In November of that same year, President Rutherford B. Hayes received Colonel Sergiu Voinescu, a …

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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman at the Zoll Ventilators Receiving

Thursday, June 11, 2020 As Delivered Prime Minister Orban, State Secretary Arafat, Friends and Guests. It is a real honor and pleasure for me to be here with you today. I have to thank and commend President Iohannis, Prime Minister Orban, Secretary Arafat and many others in and out of Government for their sustained fight …

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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman on the Return of Romanian Medical Mission to Alabama

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 As Delivered Defense Minister, Distinguished Guests, Friends. On behalf of President Trump and the American people, it is an honor for me to be back here today to welcome home all of the brave men and women who traveled so very far to help the people of Alabama in their fight …

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76th Anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy

Today is the 76th Anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy. American citizen soldiers, alongside allies from the United Kingdom, Canada, Poland, France, and other countries conducted the largest amphibious landing in the history of the world, opening the Western Front and leading to the defeat of the Axis Powers in Europe one year later. …

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Intellectual Property Crime and Cybercrime During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Ambassador Zuckerman Opening Remarks, Intellectual Property Crime and Cybercrime during the Covid-19 Pandemic Thursday, April 30, 14:00 (As delivered) Thank you very much Kristin. It’s a pleasure for me to participate in this webinar Welcome to the U.S. Embassy’s first webinar on combatting crimes being committed during the COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic is placing strains …

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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman at the American Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Membership Meeting (Virtual)

March 26, 2020, 18:00 CMR Good afternoon. I hope you and your families are all safe and well. Thank you, Ionut, for the wonderful welcome. And thank you to Anca and the entire AmCham team for all their efforts to maintain the powerful leadership demonstrated by this organization at a critical and challenging time. I …

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Response to PRC Disinformation on Origins of COVID-19

Op-ed by Ambassador Zuckerman The celebrated American author Mark Twain once said, “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting its boots on.” That statement is especially true in the 21st Century. In today’s age of social media, it has unfortunately become normal to see false information reach a broad …

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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman at the AmCham CEO Forum

As prepared for delivery February 20, 2020 Good Morning It is a pleasure to be here this morning at the CEO Forum of the American Chamber of Commerce in Romania. I look forward to continuing the close relationship the Embassy has with AmCham to strengthen the US-Romania strategic partnership as we work together to improve …

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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman at the Campia Turzii Air Base

February 18, 2020, 12:30 Campia Turzii Air Base, Romania Good afternoon General Petrescu, General Pana, General Koscheski, Col Oatu, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for coming here to Campia Turzii today, thanks to General Petrescu and the Romanian Air Force for hosting us today and allowing us to highlight the close partnership between the United …

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Building a Secure 5G Future

Op-Ed by U.S. Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman February 17, 2020 Huawei is the wrong way on 5G development. Contrary to popular marketing and public misconception, 5G is not synonymous with Chinese companies. American, European, and South Korean companies are leading the way on 5G development in markets around the world. 5G technology offers opportunity, but in …

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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman on the Centennial Celebration of Babeş-Bolyai University

Message from Ambassador Zuckerman on the Centennial Celebration of Babeş-Bolyai University Monday, February 3, 2020 It is an honor for me to participate in the centennial celebration of Babeş-Bolyai University. I regret I am unable to be with you in person, but please know I am with you in spirit. Although the roots of higher …

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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman at the Unification Day

January 24, 2020, 1:00 p.m. Piata Unirii, Iasi Good Afternoon, President Iohannis, Prime Minister Orban, President Ciolacu, Your Holinesses, Distinguished guests, Mayor Chirica, and all the people of Iasi, It is an honor for me to join you in your beautiful city to celebrate Romanian Unification Day. I emigrated from Romania 54 years ago, in …

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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman at the Commemoration of the 1941 Anti-Jewish Bucharest Pogrom

January 21, 2020, 11:00 a.m. Great Synagogue, Bucharest Good Morning, Distinguished guests, your excellencies, President Vainer, Paul Schwartz, and Iancu Ţuckerman. It is an honor to join you here this morning to commemorate the victims of the vicious Bucharest Pogrom of 1941 carried out by the Legionnaire Movement. I join you all in our common …

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Remembering the Fall of Communism

U.S. Ambassador to Romania, Adrian Zuckerman As we recall the 30th anniversary of the fall of communism, America remembers those martyred as Romanians chose the path of liberty, freeing themselves from tyranny. As President Trump said in his message in honor of the National Day for the Victims of Communism, “we remember the more than …

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Happy New Year from Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman

Friends, After two weeks in this beautiful country, I am filled with joy and admiration for what the Romanian people have achieved. I am confident 2020 will bring even greater successes for Romania and our strategic partnership. As we look forward, I want to unequivocally emphasize, on behalf of President Trump and the American people, …

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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman Presents Credentials to President Klaus Iohannis

New U.S. Ambassador to Romania Adrian Zuckerman Presents Credentials to President Iohannis Adrian Zuckerman, the new U.S. Ambassador to Romania, presented his credentials to President Klaus Iohannis during a ceremony at Cotroceni Palace. Ambassador Zuckerman told President Iohannis, “The people of Romania have no better friend than the people of the United States.” Ambassador Adrian …

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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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An American Education Opens Doors of Opportunity

I want to congratulate all students in Romania who have received offers of admission from one of the over 4,500 accredited institutions of higher learning in the United States.  Graduates of U.S. universities have gone on to become leaders and innovators in many fields around the world, and you should be proud of the invitation …

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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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