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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»
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