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’s Remarks on Two Criminals Extradited to Face American justice

Good morning, We are here today in fulfillment of a promise I made two months ago. I promised that the United States would use every available law enforcement resource to assist the Romanian government in ending the scourge of human trafficking. I made this promise to the Romanian people and to the government of Romania. …

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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 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 at the Independence Day Event

July 2, 2020 Bună seara. Bine aţi venit la Ambasadă! President Iohannis, Prime Minister Orban, Acting Senate Chair Cazanciuc, Chamber of Deputies Chair Ciolacu, other representatives of the Romanian Government, members of the Diplomatic Corps, Distinguished Guests, and Friends. President Trump and I thank you for joining us this evening to recognize the 244th anniversary …

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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman on the Release of the 2020 Trafficking in Persons Report

Good morning, I want to thank Minister Vela, Minister Predoiu, Prosecutor General Scutea and State Secretary Despescu for the productive meeting we had this morning. As you all know, one of the United States’ top priorities is advocating for the rule of law. Yesterday afternoon the Congressionally mandated Trafficking in Persons Report was issued. Unfortunately, …

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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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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman at the Send-off of Romanian Military Team to Alabama

Monday, May 25, 2020 As Delivered Good morning Prime Minister, Defense Minister, Distinguished Guests, Friends, On behalf of President Trump and the American people, it is an honor to be here today to thank all of you for this remarkable act of courage and selflessness. The strategic partnership between our two countries has never been …

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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman at the DCCO Ransomware Virtual Conference

My name is Adrian Zuckerman. I am the U.S. Ambassador to Romania. Good afternoon. It is my pleasure to welcome you to this webinar on combatting Ransomware attacks linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic has caused great suffering for people around the world. During these challenging times, while countries are working together to solve …

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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman Praises ECHR’s Laura Codruta Kovesi Ruling

The European Court of Human Rights issued a decision today that reemphasizes the paramount import of the rule of law in a democracy. Without recourse to a free and independent judiciary there is no freedom or democratic process. The Court ruled today that Laura Codruţa Kövesi was wrongly terminated as head of the DNA. President …

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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 Zuckerman’s Statement on U.S. Covid-19 Assistance for Romania

It was my privilege to be able to announce to President Iohannis, Prime Minister Orban and the Romanian people that the generosity of the American people for its friends around the world continues. The United States, under the leadership of President Trump, is committed to help not only Romania, but also its other friends and …

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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman at Arrival of NATO Plane with Medical Equipment

Thank you very much, Defense Minister Ciuca. That was very nice words that you said earlier. I also want to thank the multinational crew of the Heavy Airlift Wing. They left Hungary Saturday morning and they just returned. They have flown for 4 days led by a Colonel from Sweden, a couple of American flag …

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Ambassador Zuckerman on the Third SAC C-17 Flight to Romania

We are proud that we were able to assist the Government of Romania in transporting much-needed supplies from South Korea to Romania. I would also like to thank the Strategic Airlift Capability team for undertaking this important mission. The Strategic Partnership between the United States and Romania has never been stronger and benefits our peoples …

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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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Statement by Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman

On behalf of President Trump I wish to express my deep appreciation to the people of Romania for having united in this time of crisis to address a problem of global magnitude. The members of the various political parties, and especially President of the Chamber of Deputies Marcel Ciolacu, who moved swiftly to confirm and …

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Chargé d’Affaires Abigail Rupp at CONAF “Women in Economy”

Bună seara! It’s a pleasure to be here tonight to talk about two things that are important to me – women and business. As a government employee, people say we don’t know very much about the business world, but as my grandmother used to say: “I know enough to stay out of it!” First of …

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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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Deputy Chief of Mission Abigail Rupp at the Celebration of the Birth of the Prophet Muhammed

Undelivered remarks, as prepared for delivery – Educational Youth Center, Constanta November 18, 2019, 6:00 p.m. Deputy Chief of Mission Abigail Rupp at the Muslim Community Celebration of the Birth of the Prophet Muhammed Good Evening, Ambassador Aramaz, State Secretary Opaschi, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to thank His Eminence, Mufti Iusuf for inviting …

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Deputy Chief of Mission Abigail Rupp at GMF Event

Your Excellencies, Honored Guests, Colleagues, It’s a pleasure to be here to deliver some opening remarks to this event. I thought I’d start by first of all thanking the German Marshall Fund for this effort on coordinating our discussions on countering criminal information aggression and I think the most important piece of this is to …

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Deputy Chief of Mission Abigail Rupp at the Forbes CEE Forum

Good morning, Minister Oprea, State Counselor Deca, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Forbes has always had a focus on bringing people together and creating that dialogue, especially in talking about what we can do in supporting a free market system, both in the U.S. and in Romania, and around the world. From the U.S. perspective, …

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Reach for Gold: Intellectual Property and Sports

Chargé d’Affaires Abigail Rupp Remarks at Reach for Gold: Intellectual Property and Sports Mr. President, honored guests, Your Excellencies, it’s a pleasure to be here to talk about something that we all engage in or at least follow – that is sports, and their connection to international intellectual property rights.  From the U.S. perspective, intellectual …

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Deputy Chief of Mission Abigail Rupp at the Global Forum on Human Rights and a Tobacco-Free World

President Iohannis, Commissioner, Your Royal Highness, Your Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen.  Thank you for the invitation to speak today.  The U.S. Embassy is proud to have supported Romania Respira, Ramona Brad, Magdalena Ciobanu, and their partners as they pursued the landmark smoking ban achieved in March of 2016.  That year, we honored Ramona and Magda …

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Deputy Chief of Mission Abigail Rupp at Google Hub Launch

Mr. Rector, Mr. Minister, Your Excellencies, It is a great pleasure to be here today to launch of Google’s Digital Workshop for Developers here at the University of Bucharest. It is a great chance to highlight the importance of entrepreneurship, education, and innovation. Initiatives like this workshop are crucial in developing talent in Romania. It’s …

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Chargé d’Affaires Abigail Rupp at CEE Forbes Forum

Good morning, Mr. Minister Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for the opportunity to be here today. We have a lot of anniversaries to celebrate: Forbes 100, this year the 100th anniversary of Romania’s unification, and last year we also marked 20 years of the U.S.-Romania Strategic Partnership. And a big piece of …

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Chargé d’Affairs a.i. Abigail Rupp at Fondul Proprietatea Investor Days

Honorable Deputy Prime Minister, His Excellency Ambassador Noble, ladies and gentlemen, it is a pleasure to be here on this year’s Fondul Proprietatea Investor Day. This gathering is a chance for us every year to see how far we have come, and to look toward the future and the immense potential that it holds for …

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Assistant Secretary Wess Mitchell’s Statement to Media at Departure

For the past couple of days, as you know, I was here for a meeting with the U.S.-Romanian Strategic Dialogue.  It gave us a chance to talk about the extensive cooperation that the United States and Romania have in so many areas, but particularly security and defense, energy cooperation.  We have a very robust commercial …

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Deputy Chief of Mission Abby Rupp, on the Occasion of Memorial Day Ceremony

Mr. Nicolae Nasta, distinguished guests, And, especially, veterans and their families: This weekend across the United States, family and friends will gather for picnics, excursions, and backyard barbeques as the Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer.  And while these gatherings are familiar social events for Americans, it is important to remember what Memorial …

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Chargé d’Affairs a.i. Abigail Rupp at Innovation Labs Demo Day

Organizers and sponsors, judges, guests, students, innovators, It’s a great chance to be here for the final evening of Demo Day to learn more about the journey that you all have been on for the past few months. I am going to start by mentioning something that I brought with me today that represents innovation, …

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Deputy Chief of Mission Abigail Rupp at “Romania 100 – Diplomacy and Mission” Anniversary Meeting

“1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba Iulia Good morning. Mr. Rector, honored officials, Alba Iulia local and central government’s representatives, Your Excellences from the diplomatic corps, honored guests, It’s a pleasure to be here today, in the city of Alba Iulia, to celebrate the centennial of modern Romania.  I mention, with a bit of humility, …

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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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10th Anniversary Of American Corner Cluj-Napoca

Remarks By Deputy Chief Of Mission Dean Thompson At The 10th Anniversary Of American Corner Cluj-Napoca December 11, 2016 Bună ziua, Vă mulţumesc foarte mult pentru prezenţa dumneavoastră aici, la Biblioteca Judeţeană “Octavian Goga” Cluj, pentru a sărbători împreună 10 (zece) ani de la înfiinţarea American Corner Cluj-Napoca. We couldn’t have celebrated this important anniversary …

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Charge d’Affaires Dean Thompson at the Innoteque Conference

Mr. Deputy Prime Minister, Ambassador, speakers, distinguished guests, colleagues, It is really a great opportunity to be here today and I want to open by offering Ambassador Klemm’s regrets that he couldn’t be with you this morning to the opening due to some changes in his travel plans, but he will be back this afternoon …

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Charge d’Affaires Dean Thompson at the University Of Agricultural Studies and Veterinary Medicine

Honorable Rector Sorin Cimpeanu, Honorable Education Minister Dumitru, His Excellency Ambassador Saint-Paul, colleagues from the diplomatic corps, esteemed guests, teachers and students, It is my pleasure to be here today to congratulate the Faculty of Biotechnology on its 20th anniversary and to celebrate the progress and advances Romania has achieved in agriculture through biotechnology. Biotechnology …

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Deputy Chief of Mission Dean Thompson at the Diversity March

It’s been nearly two weeks since nearly 50 people were slaughtered in Orlando.  And that is nowhere near enough time for healing or for moving beyond the terrible realization of that day’s events.  The memories of those who were lost will, above all, live on in the minds and the hearts of their loved ones long …

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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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Remarks by U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Dean Thompson at Innovation Labs Demo Day

Good evening ladies and gentlemen and distinguished guests.  I want to thank the Innovation Labs team for inviting me this evening.  It is my honor to be here tonight and it is my pleasure to offer some words of encouragement during this graduation ceremony.  I look forward to seeing some of the teams present their …

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Remarks by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Ad-Interim Dean Thompson, at Entrepreneurship Event

Good evening ladies and gentlemen and distinguished guests.  Minister of Education Adrian Curaj, Minister of Labor Dragos Pislaru, it is a pleasure to have you here.  Thank you for attending the U.S. Embassy and TechLounge’s 2016 Entrepreneurship Evening, a celebration of Romanian entrepreneurship and innovation. President Obama believes in the power of entrepreneurship, and we …

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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 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. Deputy Chief of Mission Dean Thompson at Elie Wiesel Institute 10th Anniversary

Bună dimineaţa Daţi-mi voie să le mulţumesc foarte mult lui Alexandru Florian şi Institutului „Elie Wiesel” pentru că mi-au oferit ocazia de a vă vorbi astăzi. I would also like to say hello to my friend, Radu Ioanid, who is joining us from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. And I want to say …

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Remarks by U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Dean Thompson at the Seminar on Computer Crimes Against Children

Inspector General Tobă / Deputy Inspector General Spiridon, Colleagues from the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children and the Romanian National Police, Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m honored to be with you this morning and welcome you to a specialized training program designed to improve investigative skills and raise awareness about the various cyber threats …

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Remarks by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Dean Thompson at the August Entrepreneur of the Month Event

– As prepared for delivery – Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen and distinguished guests, thank you for joining us here today as we announce the U.S. Embassy’s Entrepreneur of the Month for August 2015. I would like to thank both Modpack System for opening their fine facilities, and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Prahova …

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Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Dean Thompson at the Conference on the Strategic Partnership in Education and Economics

Thank you very much for your kind welcome and this excellent opportunity to address key members of our government in both the executive and legislative branches. There will be many topics under discussion today, among which is the critical issue of how our countries can strengthen economic ties under the auspices of our bilateral strategic …

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