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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