Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC): Ambassador Mushingi Visits the Senegalese Delegation in Washington

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and representatives from the Government of Senegal met in Washington last week to continue progress on the proposed MCC compact. The proposed compact is a large-scale, five-year grant program designed to spur economic growth and investment by the private sector to reduce poverty and increase economic opportunities for the people ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Remarks – 242nd Anniversary of Independence – July 4, 2018

Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Remarks 242nd Anniversary of Independence U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal Wednesday, July 4, 2018 (As prepared) Monsieur le Ministre de l’Intérieur, représentant le Gouvernement du Sénégal, Mesdames et Messieurs les Membres du Gouvernement, Chers Collègues et Membres du Corps diplomatique, institutions internationales et interafricaines, Fellow Americans, Honorables Invités, Mesdames et Messieurs, Assalam Malekum ...
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Opening Remarks for Ambassador Mushingi – Launch of Feed the Future 2.0 Country Plan and Kawolor Project

Opening Remarks for Ambassador Mushingi Launch of Feed the Future 2.0 Country Plan and Kawolor Project  April 26, 2018 – Place du Souvenir, Dakar (As prepared)   Monsieur le Ministre de l’agriculture et de l’équipement rural, Mesdames et Messieurs les représentants des ministères, agences et services techniques, Mesdames et Messieurs les représentants de la Société civile, ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Remarks – Black History Month Reception CMR, Wednesday, February 21, 2018 

 Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Remarks Black History Month Reception CMR Wednesday, February 21, 2018  (As prepared)   Monsieur le Député et Grand Serigne de Dakar, Madame et Monsieur les Ministres-conseillers, Messieurs les Représentants du Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation, et du Ministère de la Culture, Chers Invités, Mesdames, Messieurs, Dear guests Good ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Remarks – DTRA Ribbon Cutting Event, HEOC Fann Hospital – Dakar

Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Remarks DTRA Ribbon Cutting Event HEOC Fann Hospital – Dakar Mercredi 21 février 2018 (As prepared)   President of the Republic of Senegal, Minister Sarr, Officials of the Government of Senegal, Valued partners and guests, Good morning. What an honor to be here with you today at the opening of this beautiful ...
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U.S. Ambassador Visits the Regions of Casamance

U.S. Ambassador Visits the Regions of Casamance Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi visited Ziguinchor, Sédhiou and Kolda, the three region of Casamance on the southern part of Senegal, from December 12 to 14 and held several events. On December 12, Ambassador Mushingi visited Kagnobon in the morning where the Embassy donated funds through the Special Self-Help Fund ...
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U.S. Government Supports The Lebou Community in the Preservation of its Culture

U.S. Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi and Minister of Culture Abdou Latif Coulibaly presided over the signing ceremony of a $108,800 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation grant for the Lebou community on November 2.  The project, led by the organization Entente des Mouvements et Associations pour le Développement (EMAD) will help to preserve the traditional music of ...
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Ambassador Mushingi Presents His Credential Letters to President Macky Sall

The Honorable Tulinabo S. Mushingi, Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Senegal and the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, presented his credential letters to His Excellency President Macky Sall on August 4, 2017.  Ambassador Mushingi arrived in Dakar on July 30. Tulinabo S. Mushingi, PhD., was nominated by President Trump on February ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Independence Day

U.S. Independence Day marks the anniversary of when the country’s founders signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.  This year, the U.S. Embassy in Dakar celebrated the United States’ 241st Independence Day with 600 guests on June 28.  Chargé d’Affaires Martina Boustani and the Senegalese Armed Forces Minister Augustin Tine presided over the ...
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U.S National Day Event Remarks by CDA Martina Boustani – June 28, 2017

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Martina Boustani U.S National Day Event U.S. Embassy Atrium, June 28, 2017 (As prepared) Minister of Armed Forces, Honorable Representative of the Government of Senegal, Honorable Members of the Government of Senegal Members of the Diplomatic Corps Dear Guests, Friends and Fellow Citizens Ladies and Gentleman Assalam Aleikoum! (In Wolof)  Welcome ...
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2017 Joint Cooperation Portfolio Remarks – June 20, 2017

2017 Joint Cooperation Portfolio Remarks Chargé d’Affaires Martina Boustani Boustani June 20, 2017 (As prepared) It is a pleasure to be here co-presiding over the review of the cooperation portfolio between the United States Agency for International Development and the Government of Senegal. Since 1961, USAID has collaborated with the Government of Senegal, bringing technical ...
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Inauguration Ceremony of the Institut de Recherche en Santé de Surveillance Epidémiologie et de Formation (ISESSEF) – June 19, 2017

Chargée d’Affaires Martina Boustani Inauguration Ceremony of the Institut de Recherche en Santé de Surveillance Epidémiologie et de Formation (ISESSEF) June 19, 2017 ; Diamniado  (As prepared) Good afternoon.  It gives me great pleasure to be here at the inauguration ceremony for the Institut de Recherche en Santé de Surveillance Epidémiologie et de Formation (ISESSEF). In ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Martina Boustani Remarks for Youth Leaders Ndogou – June 13, 2017

Remarks for Chargé d’Affaires Martina Boustani Youth Leaders Ndogou CMR June 13, 2017 (As prepared) Assalamou Aleikoum! It is my pleasure to welcome you to the U.S. Embassy’s ndogou for young leaders.  Every year the U.S. Embassy hosts an ndogou, but I arrived in Senegal last year after Ramadan, so I am delighted to be ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Martina Boustani Opening Remarks – Global Counterterrorism Forum Soft Targets Initiative – May 9-10, 2017

(As prepared) Good morning. I would like to thank the Government of Senegal for hosting us today and for the role Turkish Ambassador Mrs. Nilgün Erdem Ari has played in support of this unique and valuable initiative.  I’m very pleased that we could partner with Turkey under the auspices of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) ...
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Ambassador Zumwalt Follows Chemin De La Paix in His Visit to Casamance

Ambassador James Zumwalt travelled to the Casamance from November 16 to 21, visiting Ziguinchor, Samine, Kedioube, Kafountine, Oussouye and Kabrousse. The purpose of the visit was to review progress on a range of U.S. Government-funded projects, such as addressing risks from landmines, building roads, educating children, providing health care and creating new economic opportunities.  Through ...
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U.S. Ambassador’s Self Help Program Supports Communities

U.S. Ambassador James Zumwalt awarded six grants on September 27, to six community groups across Senegal through the Ambassador’s Special Self Help Program. The grants will help with the construction of a social center for handicapped people in Dakar; income generating activities in Kaffrine, Louga, and Ziguinchor; a school classroom in St. Louis; and malaria ...
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Opening Ceremony for FLINTLOCK 16

Senegalese Army Chief of Staff General Kane Governor of Thies Amadou Sy Mayor of Thies Talla Sylla Ambassadors and representatives of participating nations Senior military leaders Officers Soldiers and distinguished guests Good morning.  Let me begin by thanking the Governments of Senegal and Mauritania for hosting Flintlock 2016.  This is Senegal’s third time in the ...
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GIE Waki Lari – Bandafassi, Kedougou

Asalamu Alekum! Mr. Prefect of Bandafassi, Mr. Mayor of Bandafassi, Mme. President of GIE Waki Lari, Members of the Bandaffasi community, Thank you for the warm welcome.  I am delighted to be here today to visit the community of Bandafassi and join the GIE Waki Lari to inaugurate this baobab processing project. This is my ...
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Remarks U.S. Ambassador James Zumwalt Joint Annual Review of the USAID Portfolio with the Government of Senegal

Mr. Minister, Mr. Director of the Direction de la Coopération Économique et Financière (DCEF), Directors and technical staff of partner ministries, Distinguished partners and implementing agencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is truly a pleasure to be here today to participate in the annual review of the development cooperation portfolio between USAID and the Government of ...
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July 4th National Day Reception

Honorable Minister of Armed Forces, Representative of the Government of Senegal, Honorable Members of the Government of Senegal, Members of the Diplomatic Corps’ Dear Guests, Friends and Fellow Citizens’ Ladies and Gentleman’ Assalam Aleikoum! (In Wolof):  Welcome and thank you for attending our Independence Day celebration! (In French):  Greetings. I sincerely thank you for celebrating ...
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CESTI – Remarks – Cheikh Anta Diop University

Monsieur Ibrahima Sarr, Directeur de CESTI. Students and Faculty. Thank you all for coming today.  I am delighted to speak with you today and to answer your questions.  First, I want to offer sincere congratulations on the 50th anniversary of the Centre d’Etudes des Science et Technique de l’Information (CESTI).  CESTI has an excellent reputation in ...
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FBI/ATA/RSO Active Shooter Training

Participants and Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, Good Afternoon, Congratulations on the successful completion of the Active Shooter Training held for the first time in West Africa. We are partner nations who share a common interest in professional law enforcement.  We all appreciate the value of our collaborative partnership to fight a common enemy:  those ...
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OPIC Reception

Monsieur le Ministre des Infrastructures, Monsieur le Ministre de l’Energie et du Développement des Energies renouvelables, Madame le Ministre de la Promotion des Investissements, Ms. Elizabeth Littlefield, President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Members of her delegation, Distinguished guests, It is a pleasure for me to welcome the President of OPIC and a ...
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Reception in Honor of Dr. Vaughan Turekian, Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary of State

Distinguished representatives of the Government of Senegal, Distinguished members of the Academia, Distinguished representatives of the Science and Technology Community, Dear guests, Good evening! I am delighted to welcome you to the Residence on the occasion of the visit of a very special guest: Dr. Vaughan Turekian, Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary of ...
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Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation, Ceremony for the Opening of the Serere None Exhibit

Asalamu Alekum! Mr. Minister of Culture and Communication, Mr. Governor of Thiès Region, Mr. President of the Regional Council, Mr. Prefect of Thiès Department, Mr. Mayor of Thiès, Mr. Military Zone Commander (or Ladies and Gentlemen representing the Security Authorities and Defense), Representatives of the Serere None [s-é-r-è-r-n-ô-n] community, Ladies and Gentlemen representing the customary ...
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Closing Ceremony for FLINTLOCK 16

Senegalese Army Chief of Staff General Kane, Commander of the United States Africa Command General David M. Rodriquez Commander of Special Operations Command-Africa Brig. Gen. Donald C. Bolduc, U.S. Ambassador to Mauritania Larry Andre, Ambassadors and representatives of participating nations, Chief of Staff of Defense Forces for Mauritania, Senior military leaders, Officers, Soldiers and distinguished ...
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Partnership for Illicit Finance Opening Meeting

Minister of Budget Birima Mangara (TBC) Representative of the UN Development Program Bintou Djibo Representatives of Senegal, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Mauritius, Lesotho, and Niger. Ambassadors, distinguished guests, I am delighted to join you this morning to open the second working group meeting of the Partnership for Illicit Finance.  Following the inaugural working group ...
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Closing and Certificates to Conclude the FBI and DOJ OPDAT Post Blast Investigations and Crime Scene Management Training

Participants and Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, Good Afternoon Thank you for inviting me today to the successful completion of the FBI Post Blast Investigation and Evidence Collection Training held here at the National Police Training Academy as a part of FLINTLOCK 2016. Senegal is one of our strongest regional security partners and we greatly ...
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Ambassador’s Self-Help Program, Diokoul Mbelbouck Secondary School – Project Visit – Dioukoul Mbelbouck, Kaffrine

Asalamu Alekum, Mbooloomi !  (AS-ah-lah-moo ah-LAY-koom, mboh-loh-MI!) Sara Samuel Dione, Director of the Diokoul, Mbelbouck Secondary School, Mbokki Dioukoul Mbelbouck!  (mboh-KEY Jokul Mbelbuk!) (English translation: Jokul Mbelbuk community) Mangi leen di nuyu, ku ci nekk ci sa tuur ak sa sante !  (mahn-GEE lenn DEE noo-you, koo si neck see sah tour ak sa sant ...
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Kafory Community Meeting Closing

Mr. le Chef du Village de Kafory, Mr. le Maire de la Commune de Dimboli, Mr. le Président du Groupe de Travail Citoyen, Mme. la Présidente du Groupement Kawral, Mesdames les Membres des Groupes Debbo Galle et Kawral, Chers citoyens de Kafory et Yaajeende partners, Thank you for receiving me today. The U.S. Government is ...
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Yaajeende Community Meeting Closing

Mr. le Président du Réseau des Agents Prestataires des Services de Kedougou, Mr. le Chef d’Equipe de Yaajeende, Mr. les Agents Prestataires des Services, Chers Membres du personnel et Partenaires de Yaajeende, Thank you for taking me on a wonderful tour of your work in Kedougou. Today I had the pleasure of visiting the Village ...
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Access Graduation Ceremony – FASTEF Teacher Training Faculty

Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Education Dean of FASTEF (Faculté des Sciences et Technologies de l’Education et de la Formation – not necessary to read in full) Principals of participating schools Parents and teachers And especially, Access students and Access alumni Assalam aleikoum.  Good afternoon. Those were great performances.  Congratulations!  Your hard work ...
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Regional Consultation on Risk Management interventions for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)

Mr. Minister of Livestock and Animal Production, Representatives of FAO, OIE, African Union IBAR , Distinguished guests. I am pleased to participate in this important regional meeting on risk management interventions for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza prevention and control. Although I am not an expert on avian influenza, I do recognize the importance of this ...
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Turnover Ceremony of Patrol Crafts to the Senegalese Navy

General Sow, Admiral Cissoko, Officers and guests Thank you for coming here to mark another example of our of security cooperation.  Today, the United States, through U.S. Africa Command’s Counter-Narcotics division, is delivering two 38-foot Metal Shark patrol craft that will provide maritime security along Senegal’s northern border. One apt Wolof proverb for this ocassion ...
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Clôture et Résultats du Compact du Sénégal

Thank you all coming to celebrate with us the results of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact with Senegal.  The successful completion of this five-year Compact is an incredible achievement. I know that it was not always easy.  The investment of nearly two hundred and seventy (270) billion CFA francs by the Government of the ...
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Inauguration of the USAID-refurbished library at the National Assembly, Dakar

Honorable President of the National Assembly, Honorable Minister of Labor, Social Dialogue, Professional Organizations and the Relationships with the Institutions, Honorable Members of Parliament (MPs), The President of the Steering Committee, Executive Director of ONG 3D, Members of the Consortium of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Dear Participants, Good evening. It is a privilege to represent ...
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ECOWAP + 10 and Joint Sector Review

Excellency, the President of the Republic of Senegal Excellences, Heads of State of ECOWAS Member States President of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States President of the West African Economic and Monetary Union Commission Representatives of the African Union and of the New Partnership for Agricultural Development Ministers of ECOWAS countries ...
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RN6 Tanaff-Kounkané Inauguration Speech – Diaobé

Assalamu alaikum Mr. Prime Minister (TBC) Mr. Minister of the Interior Representative of MCC Washington (TBC) Mr. Director General of the Millennium Challenge Account – Sénégal Distinguished guests and citizens of Diaobé It is an honor to join you for this inauguration of the National Route 6.  We celebrate today this physical embodiment of the ...
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Self-Help Grant Signing Ceremony

Dear 2015 Self-Help Grant Recipients, It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you here today to the Ambassador’s Special Self Help Program annual award signing ceremony.  I understand that most of you have traveled far to attend this ceremony.  So I want to first thank you for being here today. The Ambassador’s Special ...
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Porokhane Health Center – Porokhane, Kaolack

Asalamu Alekum! Mr. Mayor of Porokhane, Mr. Chief Nurse of the Porokhane Health Center Mr. President of the Health Committee of Porokhane, Greetings to the Community of Porokhane  Thank you very much for the warm welcome.  I am delighted to be here today to visit the community of Porokhane and inaugurate this Community Health Center ...
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Inauguration of KASEC Seed Treatment Center Kaolack

Monsieur le Gouverneur de la Région de Kaolack, Monsieur le Maire de Kaolack Monsieur le Directeur Régional du Développement Rural, Monsieur le Représentant de la Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie Monsieur le Directeur Général du KASEC Mesdames et messieurs les représentants des producteurs de céréales du Saloum Chers invités Mesdames messieurs Selam Alekum! I am ...
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Opening for the International Legal Training in Fisheries for Sub Regional Fisheries Conference Member States

Dear Minister of Fisheries and Maritime Economy (TBC), Participants, Dear guests. I am delighted to join you to open the International Legal Fisheries Training.  It is wonderful to have participants here from other West Africa countries.  This training program represents a wonderful collaboration between the United States and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s ...
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U.S. Government – Government of Senegal Trade Africa Memorandum of Understanding Signature Ceremony

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Trade, Informal Sector, Local Products and the Promotion of SMEs, Dear guests, In recognition of Senegal’s vision and leadership role in promoting regional trade and investment liberalization the United States government invited Senegal to participate in the Trade Africa initiative.  President Obama launched the initiative during his 2013 visit ...
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Remarks for Partnership for Illicit Finance Iftar

Assalamou Aleikoum Ramadan is a time for, prayer and reflection that is often focused on self-improvement.  In a similar spirit of self-improvement, the United States and Senegal are working with other African countries under the Partnership for Illicit Finance to reflect on ways to improve our common efforts to combat illicit financing.  I am pleased ...
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Partnership for Illicit Finance Opening Meeting

Minister of Finance Amadou Ba (TBC), Representatives of Senegal, Burkina Faso, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Ethiopia (TBC), Ambassadors, Distinguished Guests, I am delighted to join you in opening this working group meeting of the Partnership for Illicit Finance.  This initiative was announced by President Obama and President Sall at the U.S.-Africa Leadership Summit last ...
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Annual Ambassador’s Iftar

Assalamou Aleikoum Ann and I are thrilled to welcome you in our home tonight. The “Ambassador’s Iftar” – or as you say in Senegal Ndogou (in-DOE-goo) has become a cherished tradition at our Embassy to Dakar. It is also a tradition at many of our embassies around the world, at the State Department, and at ...
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Meeting with Senegalese Special Olympic Athletes

Professeur Assane Fall, President of the Senegal Special Olympics Committee Madame Rajah Sy, National Director of the Special Olympics Committee Général Mouhamadou Lamine Keïta, Vice-President of the Special Olympics Committee Raphaël Agopomé, Member of the Board of the Special Olympics Committee Makha Racine Sy, Member of the Board of the Special Olympics Committee Members of ...
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Joint Annual Review of the USAID Portfolio with the Government of Senegal

Minister, Director of the Directions de la Coopération Économique et Financière (DCEF), Distinguished partners and employees of ministries and implementing agencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a real pleasure to review with the Government of Senegal the portfolio of U.S. development assistance provided  through USAID. On behalf of the U.S. government, I commend the strong ...
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Inauguration of Seed Treatment Center, Richard Toll

Mr. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Equipment, Mr. Governor of the St. Louis Region, Mr. President of the Departmental Council of Dagana Mr. Mayor of the Municipality of Richard Toll, Distinguished Directors and regional department heads Mr. Director of the COO-SEN, Ladies and gentlemen private seed operators Distinguished representatives of professional organizations Distinguished representatives of ...
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Swearing-In Ceremony for Peace Corps Volunteers

Messieurs les Représentants des corps de volontaires nationaux et internationaux, Messieurs les Chefs de Services et Représentants des Ministères, Madame la Directrice nationale du Corps de la Paix, Mesdames, Mesdemoiselles, Messieurs les Invités, Chers Volontaires et Stagiaires, I am delighted to welcome you to today’s ceremony.  It is a privilege for me to swear into ...
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Reception in Honor of Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske, Customs and Border Protection Commissioner

Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, Good Evening. It is my pleasure to welcome you to a reception in honor of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske.  During his visit to Senegal, Commissioner Kerlikowske met with the National Police; the Gendarmerie; and Customs.  He took advantage of this opportunity to discuss with them Customs ...
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Ambassador Closing Remarks: Saharan Express 2015

Admiral Cissoko, General Diop, Commodore Aiken, and the entire Saharan Express 2015 team, Good morning and congratulations on the success of this year’s Saharan Express!  Thank you for the part you played in.  I’d like to say a special thank you to the Commanding Officers of the ships present here today.  This year, partners from ...
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Road Opening Ceremony

Dear Governor Ibrahima Sakho, Prefect Said Dia, Special Advisor to the President Benoît Sambou, Mayor of Boutoupa, Camaracoundais, Malang Gassama, Shelter for Life Country Director Jim Dean. Good morning.  I am pleased to join you to dedicate this reconstructed road.   I would like to thank you for coming to this ceremony. I would first like ...
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Cross Border Financial Investigations Training Course Opening Ceremony

Participants and distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, Good Morning. It is my pleasure to welcome you to the first annual Cross Border Financial Investigations Training Course that the U.S. Government has organized in Dakar.  This course is but one of the ways that the United States and Senegal closely work together on security issues. I ...
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Opening Remarks, African American Month West Africa Research Center, Dakar

Monsieur le Directeur du WARC, Chers invités, Chers étudiants, It is a real pleasure to be with you today here at the West Africa Research Center.  We appreciate the major role that WARC has played in advancing the U.S.-Senegalese relationship through research and scholarly conferences.  The Center — and Director Ousmane Sène — are our ...
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Kolda Bridge Inauguration

Your Excellency, the President of the Republic, Macky Sall, Messieurs les Ministres, Monsieur le Maire de Kolda, Distingués Invités, Chers habitants de la ville de Kolda et des environs, I am thrilled to join His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Senegal, to dedicate this bridge.  It is much more than just a way ...
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Opening of the African Land Forces Summit

His Excellency Minister of Defense Tine, Chief of Defense General Sow, Chiefs of Armies across Africa, General Perkins, General Williams, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for allowing me the honor to address such a distinguished audience. As soldiers and diplomats, we stand on common ground to carry out the instructions of our leaders to build ...
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