Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec at UNHCR event Marking Two years of Romania’s Response to the Ukrainian Refugee Situation

February 23, 2024 Nord Railway Station Good morning, Distinguished members of the Romanian government, Your excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, It’s an honor to join all of you today. Let me start by extending my gratitude to Romania’s UNHCR Country Representative Pablo Zapata, for the invitation and for your steadfast work on behalf of …

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Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec at the Black Hawk Maintenance Center Inauguration

January 18, 2024, Bacau, Romania Minister Oprea, Dr. Arafat, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, Good afternoon! It is a pleasure and great honor to be present here today to celebrate the next great achievement in the U.S.-Romania Strategic Partnership. As you all know, the United States and Romania share a deep-rooted bond forged on common …

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Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec at the Sikorsky S-70M Black Hawk Event

November 24, 10:00 am Mr. Vice Minister, Mr. Inspector General Dache, Mr. State Secretary, Mr. Vice President of Lockheed Martin Goge, Mr. Director General of PZL Mielec, Mr. Ambassador of Poland to Romania, Today marks an important moment with the arrival of the first four Sikorsky S-70M Black Hawk helicopters to Romania. This delivery is …

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Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec at the AmCham Thanksiving Breakfast

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and Happy Thanksgiving! Let me start by thanking AmCham President Chris Sporis and the AmCham team for organizing this morning’s breakfast. It’s wonderful to see such a great turnout for this special occasion, one that’s become an important tradition for AmCham and the U.S. Embassy. Thanks also to Rector Daniel …

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Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec at the NATO-EU Resilience, Military Capability Enhancement and Cooperation for the Development of Black Sea Security

As prepared for delivery November 14, 2023 Palace of National Military Circle Bucharest, Romania Defense Minister Tilvar, Your Excellencies Distinguished guests, Good morning. Thank you to Minister Tilvar for this invitation, and congratulations on the 164th anniversary of the Romanian Defense Staff.   It is a pleasure and an honor to join you here today to …

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Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec at the Inauguration of Mosque Building

November 14, 2023, 14:30 As prepared for delivery Good afternoon, Prime Minister Ciolacu, Presidential Advisor Nistor, Your Eminence, Mufti Iusuf, Ambassador Altan, Distinguished guests, Thank you for inviting me to join you today for the inauguration of this beautiful mosque. This is an important event not only for the Muslim community, but for all those …

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Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec at the F-16 Training Center

November 13, 2023 86th Air Base Borcea/Fetești Defense Minister Tîlvăr, Defense Minister Kajsa Ollongren, Ambassadors Van Haaften and Balslev, Lockheed Martin Vice President Sanchez, Good morning. It is an honor to be here to support the inauguration of this F-16 regional training center. This center is a culmination of months of careful planning and showcases …

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Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec at the Women, Peace, and Security Conference

November 7, 2023 Good morning, Members of Parliament, Minister Oprea, Minister Bucura-Oprescu, Ambassadors, friends, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am honored to represent the United States for the opening of the Women, Peace, and Security Focal Point Network conference in Bucharest, together with Ambassador Rao Gupta – our ambassador for global women’s issues- and Major General …

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Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec at Ford Otosan Craiova

Domnule Prim Ministru Ciolacu, Distinguished members of the Romanian Government Domnule Ambasador Altan, care vorbește destul de bine limba română, felicitări! Distinguished Guests, I would like to thank our host Güven Özyurt for his invitation to celebrate the launch today of the Ford Transit Courier with you. I am delighted to be here today to …

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Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec at the Bucharest Security Conference

October 20, 2023 Grand Hotel Bucharest Foreign Minister Odobescu, Professor Remus Pricopie and other SNSPA students and professors, Ambassadors, Distinguished guests, Good morning. As President Biden has noted, we are at an inflection point in history. The Cold War is long over but so are the declarations of the so-called end of history in which …

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Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec at the Celebration of 143 Years of U.S. – Romania Relations

October 19, 2023 Your Majesty, Your Royal Highnesses, Minister Odobescu, Minister Bucura – Oprescu, State Secretaries, Ladies and gentlemen, On behalf of the U.S. Mission to Romania, I want to thank Your Majesty and Your Royal Highnesses for your invitation to celebrate, together with our Romanian invitees, 143 years of U.S.- Romanian diplomatic history. Celebrating …

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Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec at the “I Stand with Israel” Rally

As delivered Good afternoon. I want to thank Ambassador Azar for the invitation to join you today to express, on behalf of the United States of America, our condolences to all those Israelis – and our own citizens too – who lost their loved ones and suffered injuries at the hands of terrorists in the …

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Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec at National Holocaust Remembrance Day

October 9, 2023, 10:00am Holocaust Memorial, Bucharest Good morning, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Each year, on October 9, we remember the day in 1941 when the deportation of Romanian Jews to Transnistria began, and we acknowledge the horrifying events that followed. We also remember the day in 2004 when the Romanian parliament declared October …

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Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec at the Ceremony Dedicated to the Course “The History of Jews. The Holocaust”

As prepared for delivery October 3, 2023, 10:00 Transylvania Hall, Victoria Palace Good morning, Mr. Prime Minister, Minister Deca, Your Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for inviting me to join this morning’s launch of the new required high-school course dedicated to the history of the Jewish people and the Holocaust. This is …

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Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec at We the People Exhibit Opening in Oradea

As prepared for delivery September 25, 2023 Good evening. Mayor Birta, State Undersecretary Lazar, Prefect Tiplea, Director General Nicolae, Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends, It’s a pleasure to be in Oradea. Thank you for joining us. I want to say a special thank you to May Birta for hosting our reception in this impressive building. We’re …

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U.S. – Romanian Cooperation to Counter Russia’s Threat to Global Food Security (Op-Ed)

Op-Ed by U.S. Ambassador to Romania Kathleen Kavalec September 18, 2023 Russia’s brutal war on Ukraine has shattered peace in Europe, claimed thousands of lives and cut off critical food supplies from Ukraine to the world. To its great credit, Romania, working with the United States, Moldova, and the EU, has responded to Russia’s attacks …

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Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec at the MOU Signing Ceremony

Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony – University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest and Auburn University September 11, 2023, 10:00am As prepared for delivery Dr. Cîmpeanu Dr. Drăgotoiu Major General Gordon Dr. Barlow, Dr. Appel Dr. Knappenberger Distinguished Guests, Faculty, and Students. It is my great honor and pleasure to be here today …

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Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec at the 9/11 Remembrance Event

September 11, 2023, 8:40 a.m. U.S. Embassy Bucharest Flagpole As prepared for delivery Today we gather underneath the American flag to mark the 22nd anniversary of the September 11 attacks against our nation and mourn the nearly 3,000 lives taken too soon. The people who perished in the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and Shanksville—including our …

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Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry at the 3SI Business Forum

As prepared for delivery Hello everyone, and thank you for having me here today—it’s been great to come back to Bucharest. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of visiting the University Politehnica, which now hosts a small modular nuclear reactor control room simulator. The simulator is support by FIRST– a U.S. government capacity building program which …

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Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry at the 3SI Summit

As prepared for delivery Good afternoon. It is an honor to be here in Bucharest and speaking to the leaders of the Three Seas Initiative member countries, as well as esteemed guests. I’d like to thank our gracious host, President Iohannis, for welcoming me and the other members of the U.S. delegation to this summit, …

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Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry at Politechnica University

As prepared for delivery Good morning. I’d first like to thank Mihnea Costoiu and Politehnica University for hosting this event. I am very pleased to be here with you all today. I just came from a short visit to the recently launched NuScale Energy Exploration Center, which is supported by FIRST– a U.S. government capacity …

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Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec at the AmCham Economic Forum

September 6, 2023 As prepared for delivery President Sporis, Ministers, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, Good morning. It is a great pleasure and honor to be here today at the AmCham U.S.-Romania Economic Forum: Innovation for Prosperity. Let me start by thanking AmCham Romania for organizing this important event. Thank you also for being a …

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Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec at the Opening Reception of the 6th Edition of the Elie Wiesel Study Tour

Residence of the Ambassador of the German Federal Republic to Romania August 28, 2023 Ambassador Gebauer, Excellencies, Colleagues, Dear Participants, While we are here today to discuss the important issue of Holocaust education, we are all aware of the tragedy in Crevedia over the weekend. I want to take a moment to express my condolences …

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Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec at We the People Exhibit Opening Constanța

July 12, 2023 Mayor Chițac, State Secretary Baciuna, Director Luca, Director General Nicolae, Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends, Good evening, welcome, and thank you all for being here. Let me say a special thank you to Mayor Chițac, for welcoming us in Constanta and hosting this exhibit in Piata Ovidiu. Thank you also to Director Mototolea …

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Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec at the Hidroelectrica IPO Listing at the National Bank of Romania

July 12, 2023 Good afternoon,   Prime Minister Ciolacu,  Minister Burduja,  Mr. Marinescu,   Mr. Badea, Ambassadors, Friends, Guests,   Ladies and Gentlemen.       Bună ziua. What an honor it is join you at this historic event, the opening of the Hidroelectrica IPO on the Bucharest Stock Exchange. Hidroelectrica is not only Romania’s largest electricity producer, …

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Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec at the Independence Day Reception

28 June 2023 As prepared for delivery Domnule Președinte, Domnule Președinte al Senatului, Domnule Președinte al Camerei Deputaților, Domnule Prim Ministru, Doamnelor și domnilor miniștri și parlamentari, Excelențele voastre Dragi prieteni și parteneri, Queridos amigos, Bună seara tuturor – good evening – buenas tardes! Welcome – bine ați venit – bienvenidos – to our Indepenence …

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Russia’s Strategic Failure and Ukraine’s Secure Future

Remarks by Antony J. Blinken, Secretary Of State Helsinki City Hall, Helsinki, Finland June 2, 2023 MAYOR VARTIAINEN: Your Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, dear friends, it is my great pleasure to warmly welcome you all to the beautiful capital of Finland, Helsinki, and the Helsinki City Hall. Helsinki has a great honor to host this …

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Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec at the We The People Exhibit Opening in Cluj-Napoca

May 23, 2023 State Secretary Baciuna Mayor Boc Vice President of Cluj County Council István Vákár Counsellor Liciu Director General Claudia Nicolae Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you all for being here with us this evening. We are honored to have you join us for the Cluj opening of this exhibit—We The People. This important exhibit …

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Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec at the E2 Center Opening

May 12, 2023, 4:00 pm Good afternoon, Prime Minister Ciuca, Rector Costoiu, Minister Popescu, Cosmin, [SNN CEO Cosmin Ghita] John, [NuScale CEO John Hopkins] Ann, [PDAS Ann Ganzer] Friends, Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen. What a great pleasure and honor it is join you at this opening of the E2 Center at the Politehnica University of …

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U.S. Ambassador to Romania Kathleen Kavalec at the World Intellectual Property Day Event

(In Romanian) Bună dimineaţa tuturor. Mă bucur să vă văd şi să fiu astăzi alături de dumneavoastră. Dacă îmi permiteţi, voi vorbi în limba engleză. First of all, good morning and congratulations on the amazing work Mr. Costreie, coordinator in Romania and that Romania has done in the field of intellectual property. And thank you …

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U.S. Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec at Palas Campus Opening in Iasi

Prime Minister Ciuca, President Ciolacu, President Alexe, Mayor Chirica, President Dascalu, Good morning everyone and thank you for the opportunity to join you. I am so pleased to return to Iasi – it has been fifteen years since I was last here and so much has changed. The city and the region’s economic development is …

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Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec at the We The People Exhibit Opening in Iasi

Palace of Culture, Iasi April 24, 2023 Good afternoon: Mayor Chirica, County Council President Alexe State Secretary Baciuna Director Luca Director General Claudia Nicolae Ambassador Moraru Thank you all for being here with us this evening. It is an honor to have you join us for the opening of this exhibit, We The People, which …

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Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec at Microsoft Envision 2023

March 29th, 2023, 09:30 AM Palace of Parliament Good morning everyone— Minister Burduja, Members of the Microsoft team, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a pleasure to be here. I want to thank Microsoft for the invitation and the warm welcome. As we have been discussing already, this is an opportunity where we can work together …

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Regional Security Officer Shane Dixon at the Romanian Police Day Celebration

Bună dimineața. Sunt onorat să mă aflu astăzi aici. Mulțumesc pentru invitație. Dear friends and partners— I’m honored to join you here this morning and all the more so to speak to such a distinguished audience on behalf of both the United States Embassy and my law enforcement colleagues. Romanian Police Day celebrations are always …

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Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec at AmCham General Meeting

Good evening, Chamber of Deputies President Ciolacu, Prime Minister Ciuca, Parliamentary President Grosu, Prime Minister Recean, Distinguished Guests, Thank you for welcoming me to the AmCham 2023 Annual General Meeting. I recall that my first formal speaking engagement as Ambassador to Romania was at AmCham’s CEO Forum, where we were also honored by the presence …

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Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec at Social Security Totalization Agreement Signing

March 23rd, 2023 Ministry of Labor Minister Budai, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Buna ziua. I would like to begin by thanking Minister Budai and our hosts for making today possible. Romania and the United States enjoy an unshakable and enduring friendship built upon shared values and abiding commitments. The relationship also thrives in every …

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Chargé d’Affaires David Muniz at the “Common Challenges and New Perspectives in Trafficking in Persons” Conference

Good afternoon, Senate President Gorghiu, State Counselor Turza, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you to the Romanian Senate, the Prime Minister’s office, and the International Justice Mission for inviting me here today and making this critical discussion possible. The U.S. Embassy is committed to continue working with our Romanian and international partners to better …

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Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec at the Fighting Cervical Cancer Roundtable

Good morning, Minister Rafila Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you for joining us here today. My Embassy team and I are very pleased to host this roundtable on what is clearly a needful and a critical conversation within both the medical and social sectors. In prior such roundtables, participants have often commented that it …

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Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec at Romexpo Refugee Event

(In Romanian) Domnule prim-ministru Ciucă, Excelenţele voastre, distinşi oaspeţi, parteneri apreciaţi, bună ziua tuturor. Este o onoare să mă aflu aici astăzi, alături de distinşi membri ai Guvernului României şi de colegi de la misiunile diplomatice şi de la organizaţii internaţionale. I would like to begin by thanking our host, Romania’s UNHCR Country Representative Pablo …

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CDA Remarks for the “Together Against Human Trafficking” Conference Romanian American University, December 12, 2022

Good morning. I want to thank our hosts Dr. Silvia Tabusca, the ECLER NGO, and the Romanian American University for inviting me here today. I am grateful for this opportunity to applaud the efforts of everyone directly involved in the fight against human trafficking in Romania. As we know, Romania was removed from the Tier …

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Romania’s National Day

On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Romania as you celebrate Great Union Day and remember the unification of your country more than 100 years ago.   This is a special year, as we recognize the 25th anniversary of the strategic partnership between the United States and Romania. Our relationship is strong because it …

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Charge d’Affaires David Muniz at AmCham Timisoara Business Bridges Conference

November 3, 2022, 11:05  Iulius Town Hall Good morning, Mayor Fritz, Prefect Ritivoiu, County Council Vice President Proteasa Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you all for the kind welcome.  I would like to thank Letitia and her team at American Chamber of Commerce for bringing us together here today. It is always an honor for me …

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Chargé d’Affaires David Muniz at the International Conference “Women MPs in Romania & Promoting Gender Equality as a National Commitment”

November 1st, 2022 Parliament Good evening and thank you Madame President and your co-organizers for hosting this conference on a critical topic. It is an honor to share this distinguished panel with other diplomatic representatives. I believe the United States is the only nation represented here that has yet to elect a woman head of …

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Remarks of Charge d’Affaires David Muniz at Business Review’s Foreign Investment Summit

Good morning, Minister Spataru, Ladies and Gentlemen, Congratulations to Business Review Magazine for the 9th edition of its Foreign Investors Summit. Thank you for the invitation to speak today. It is an honor to join my esteemed diplomatic colleagues to commemorate our countries’ enduring diplomatic and business ties with Romania – and to elaborate on …

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Remarks of Charge d’Affaires David Muniz at the “We The People” Exhibit Opening and Reception

Good afternoon and thank you for joining us for the Bucharest unveiling of We The People, and helping us honor the twenty five years of Strategic Partnership it celebrates. I could not be more proud of this exhibition and the friendship, partnership, and progress it represents. Nor could I be more pleased to share it …

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Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Shane Dixon at Cyberint Conference “Importance of Romania-U.S. Cooperation in Cybersecurity”

October 20, 2022, 10:00 A.M. Diplomatic Club, Bucharest Thank you, Mr. Rog, for the kind introduction. Good morning everyone, it is a pleasure to be here with you all. Thank you very much for the opportunity to join this impressive group of cybersecurity leaders and innovators from across both the public and private sectors. I …

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Charge d’Affaires David Muniz at AmCham US-Romania Economic Forum

September 28, 2022, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel, Grand Ballroom Calea 13 Septembrie 90, Bucharest Thank you to AmCham for convening us this morning. Mr. Deputy Secretary , Mr. Undersecretary, Madame President , Esteemed Ministers, and Distinguished Guests: On behalf of the U.S. Embassy, it is my pleasure to welcome many …

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Charge d’Affaires David Muniz at Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony in Fagaras

Thank you, Mr. Mayor. Thank you to City Council and especially to the teachers and the children for welcoming us here today in this wonderful new school. We’re incredibly pleased to see this wonderful building. Everyone knows about the strong partnership and the relationship between Romania and the United States. And we do so many …

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Ukraine’s Six Months of Resistance, Resilience, and Resolve

Op-ed by Chargé d’Affaires David Muniz Ukraine, a country under attack by Russia since 2014, has now withstood half a year of massive bombings, sieges of cities, and atrocities against its people. Ukraine is fighting to defend not only its democracy, but its very survival as an independent country. August 24th marks the 31st anniversary …

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Deputy Chief of Mission Shane Dixon at the Elie Wiesel House

Elie Wiesel House AFCP Event Sighet, August 22, 2022 Mayor Moldovan, Director Barz, and Coordinator Marincean it is a pleasure to join you here. Mayor Moldovan, thank you for our meeting yesterday—I came away from it very informed…Good morning everyone, and thank you all for welcoming me and our Embassy team to Sighet. Your region’s …

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Chargé d’Affaires David Muniz at Ford Craiova Plant Transfer to Ford Otosan

July 5, 2022, 12:55 Ford Craiova Plant Prime Minister Ciuca, Minister Spataru, Ambassador Aramaz, Congratulations to our hosts, Stuart Rowley, Josephine Payne, and Guvern Ozyurt of the greater Ford family on this momentous transfer. I am very pleased to celebrate the ever-growing commercial ties between our countries, they usher in a new dawn for the …

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Chargé d’Affaires David Muniz at the Independence Day

Good afternoon, everyone, and thank you for joining us as we celebrate the 246th birthday of the United States of America. Prime Minister Ciuca, interim Senate President Gorghiu, President of the Chamber of Deputies Ciolacu, members of the Diplomatic Corps, Ministers, dignitaries, partners, and friends, your presence here this evening honors us all. July 4, …

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Chargé d’Affaires David Muniz at the Memorial Day Ceremony

Thursday, May 26, 2022, 1100 Embassy Lawn Good morning everyone Thank you for gathering with us all to commemorate this, America’s 154th Memorial Day. It is my pleasure to welcome you, and I am particularly gladdened that we can once again gather in public. Let us all hope that the dark days of the last …

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Chargé d’Affaires David Muniz at the P-TECC Press Conference

May 23, 2022 Thank you for the introduction, Welcome, everyone. Today is a rare opportunity for subject matter experts to convene here and talk with you all about the incredibly important topic of nuclear energy and how it shapes Romania’s future. Deepening and accelerating our cooperation on nuclear energy is a major priority for the …

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All Eyes on Ukraine: Our Promise on Russian Accountability

Op-ed by Chargé d’Affaires David Muniz Russian President Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked and unjust war on Ukraine has unleashed horrific violence and caused immense death and destruction. The world has witnessed the horrors of this war in the images from Ukrainian towns like Bucha, Irpin, and Hostomel, and in Ukrainian towns and cities still held or …

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Chargé d’Affaires David Muniz at the Black Sea Defense and Aerospace Exhibition

May 18, 2022 – 10:05 Romaero Bucharest Good morning,   Distinguished Ministerial Leadership, Representatives of the Departments of Defense, Commerce, and State; Honored leaders of the military; Distinguished Guests; Ladies and Gentlemen: It is an honor and pleasure to welcome you as we celebrate the opening of the 2022 Black Sea Defense and Aerospace Exhibition. First, …

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Remarks by Vice President Harris and President Iohannis of Romania in Joint Press Conference

Cotroceni Palace Bucharest, Romania 4:14 P.M. EET PRESIDENT IOHANNIS: (As interpreted.) Good afternoon. I’m pleased to welcome to Bucharest Vice President of the United States of America, Her Excellency, Madam Kamala Harris. Dear Madam Vice President, welcome to Romania. I would like to thank Madam Vice President for her presence in Romania in this challenging …

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Our Strength is our Unity: Putin Chose War— We Remain United with Ukraine

Op-Ed by Chargé d’Affaires David Muniz March 3, 2022 It is a defining moment for Europe, for freedom, and for all peace-loving nations and peoples. Through his criminal assault on the people and sovereignty of Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has also brutalized the principles that undergird global peace and democracy. But Ukrainians are known for their …

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Op-Ed by Chargé d’Affaires David Muniz

Diplomacy over War; Truth over Lies The world is watching Russia’s pattern of unprovoked aggression toward Ukraine. Russia’s actions are a threat not only to Ukraine, but to Europe and to the international rules-based order. Our aims are simple. We stand with our allies and partners to support European cohesion, strengthen our transatlantic relationship, and …

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Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Shane Dixon at the Launching of the “Atingeri Nedorite” Campaign for Preventing Sexual Abuse on Children

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Shane Dixon at the Launching of the “Atingeri Nedorite” Campaign for Preventing Sexual Abuse on Children, Hosted by the Romanian Police and Asociația Telefonul Copilului, November 16, 2021, 10:30, Romanian Police Headquarters Good morning, Deputy Inspector General Lință Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for the opportunity to be here and …

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Chargé d’Affaires David Muniz at the Cyberint Conference “Importance of Romania-U.S. Cooperation in Cybersecurity”

Good morning everyone. Thank you very much for the opportunity to join this spectrum of cybersecurity leaders from across the public and private sectors gathered here today. Thank you also to CYBERINT and Bitdefender for convening this conference. Forums such as this shine the brightest of lights upon the centrality of cybersecurity in our ever-more …

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Remarks at Romanian Ministry of Defense Post-Bilat Joint Press Event

Good morning, everyone. It’s great to be here. It is a lovely day! Let me start by thanking the people of Romania for your warm hospitality. And Mr. Minister, thank you for hosting me on my very first visit to Romania as Secretary of Defense. Now, the Minister and I just had a very productive …

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Chargé d’Affaires David Muniz at the Black Sea – Diplomacy 360 Conference

Good morning Defense Minister Ciuca, State Secretary Neculăescu, Mr. Valentin Preda, Thank you for the opportunity to join you today. Nearly everyone listening is aware that our two nations recently celebrated the ten-year anniversary of the signing of two foundational bilateral documents: the U.S.-Romania Joint Declaration on Strategic Partnership for the 21st Century, and the …

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Ten years since the signing of the Joint Declaration on Strategic Partnership and of the Ballistic Missile Defense Agreement

Chargé d’Affaires David Muniz: Roman statesman and lawyer Marcus Tullius Cicero said, “The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.” The United States and Romania are allies, like-minded democracies, and indeed we are friends. We have also seen shifts of fortune which have tested us. Together we have helped provide peace and security to …

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Chargé d’Affaires David Muniz at the ODC 25th Anniversary

August 27, 2021, 1800 Military Circle Good evening, Minister of Defense Ciuca, Madam Cojocaru, Lieutenant General Petrescu, Distinguished leaders and friends. It is a pleasure to join you all to mark a milestone in our bilateral relationship, the 25th anniversary of our Office of Defense Cooperation. After a quarter of a century, this region and …

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Chargé d’Affaires David Muniz for Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies’ course – Teaching about the Holocaust and Human Rights

Good morning. I thank you all for inviting me to join you today and I regret that I cannot be there in person. It is my honor and privilege to represent the United States at many events, even at this somber and solemn occasion. I know you share this solemnity. “Teaching about the Holocaust and …

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Chargé d’Affaires David Muniz at the Independence Day Event

U.S. Embassy Bucharest Thursday, July 1, 2021 As prepared Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, President Iohannis, Prime Minister Citu, Ministers, diplomatic colleagues, officers, distinguished friends, and partners. We just enjoyed a magnificent flyover featuring both Romanian and British aircraft. This is a tremendous symbol of Allied solidarity. Thank you for joining us as we celebrate …

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Chargé d’Affaires David Muniz at the Iași Pogrom Commemoration

Good morning, distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to thank the “Elie Wiesel” Institute, the municipality of Iasi and Iasi City Hall, and the Government’s Special Representative for Promoting Memory and Fighting Antisemitism and Xenophobia for organizing this special event and inviting all of us here today. It is an honor to speak …

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Chargé d’Affaires David Muniz at the International Justice Mission Anti-Trafficking Training

Monday, June 14, 2021 Casa Vlasia, Codrii Vlasiei St. 2 Snagov, Romania Good morning, State Counselor Turza, General Prosecutor Scutea, Director Shawn Kohl, General Secretary Radu, State Secretary Despescu, ladies and gentlemen. I would like to thank the government of Romania and all of you here today for your continued cooperation and commitment to fighting …

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Chargé d’Affaires David Muniz at the Memorial Day Ceremony

Thank you all for joining us today to commemorate Memorial Day. On behalf of our Embassy and my colleagues we welcome you. We are especially gladdened by the opportunity to host this event today as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. I would like to give a special welcome to the veterans and families of …

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Chargé d’Affaires David Muniz at Campia Turzii Media Event

February 4, 2021, 12:30 p.m. Campia Turzii Air Base, Romania Good Afternoon General Pana, General Bailey, other distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for joining us here today at Campia Turzii Air Base, and thank you to General Pana, Colonel Oatu, and the Romanian Air Force for hosting us – allowing us to once …

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Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David Muniz at the International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Online event / Transylvania Hall, Zalau Wednesday, January 27, 2020 – 03:00 pm Good Afternoon Mayor Ciunt Prefect Ţurcaş Mr. Vexler Ambassador Meier-Klodt Deputy Chief of Mission Sagron Good afternoon everyone. I would like to thank the Jewish Community of Zalau for giving me the honor to speak to you all today. 2021 marks 76 …

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Chargé d’Affaires David Muniz at the National Day of Commemorating the Holocaust

Prime Minister Orban, Minister Vela, and President of the Federation of Jewish Communities, Mr. Vainer, It is an honor to join you all in this solemn commemoration of Romanian victims of the Holocaust. In my short time in Romania, I have already gained a deep appreciation for how the people of this country have struggled, …

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