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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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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Chargé d’Affaires Abigail Rupp at the Black Sea Oil and Gas Conference

Good morning everyone. Thanks again to the organizers and for the invitation for us to participate in this event. It’s great to see a full room, a lot of energy and I am honored to be on this panel of experts. I want to talk a little bit about energy security and in particular Romania’s ...
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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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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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