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 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 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 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 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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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 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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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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