Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program Signing Ceremony – Ambassador Mushingi’s Remarks Wednesday, October 31

Remarks by Ambassdor Tulinabo Mushingi Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program Signing Ceremony Embassy Dakar Wednesday, October 31, 2:00 p.m. (As prepared) Welcome to Embassy Dakar.   It is our honor to welcome you here.  This Embassy is a symbol of the United States’ commitment to its partnership with Senegal.  Through that partnership, we work together to make ...
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End of Trade Facilitation Project Under Trade Africa – Remarks by Martina Boustani U.S. Embassy Dakar DCM, Octobre 30, 2018

Remarks by Martina Boustani U.S. Embassy Dakar Deputy Chief of Mission End of Trade facilitation project under Trade Africa Octobre 30, 2018, Dakar    (As prepared)   Minister of Commerce of the Informal Sector, Consumer Affairs and SMEs, Mr. Director General of Customs, Mr. Secretary General of the Ministry and President of the Trade Africa ...
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Ambassador Mushingi Inaugurates MCC Ziguinchor Road 

On October 22, President Macky Sall and U.S. Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi cut together the ribbon to officially inaugurate the National Road Number 6 (RN6), which was rehabilitated as part of the Millenium Challenge Corporation’s first compact in Senegal.  The Senegalese government recently completed work on the portion of the road for which it was responsible.  ...
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DS/ATA Regional Training Center Inauguration – Remarks for DCM Martina T. Boustani, September 6, 2018

Remarks for DCM Martina T. Boustani DS/ATA Regional Training Center Inauguration September 6, 2018  (As prepared)   Mr. Chef d’État-major général des armées Mr. Representative of the National Gendarmerie Mr. Representative of the National Police Mr. Commander of Base CET-7 Members of the Diplomatic Corps Law enforcement and constabulary officers Distinguished Guests Mesdames, Messieurs I am ...
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National Security Strategy Roundtable – Ambassador Mushingi’s Remarks, August 6, 2018

Remarks by Ambassador Mushingi National Security Strategy Roundtable August 6, 2018 (As prepared)   M. Augustin Tine, Minister of Armed Forces MG Birame Diop, General Chief of Staff of the President of the Republic, BG Paul Ndiaye, Director of CHEDS (the Centre des Hautes Etudes de Défense et de Securité),   Good Morning, and welcome ...
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NASA Press Conference, Opening Statement – Ambassador Mushingi’s remarks, July 30, 2018

Remarks by Ambassador Mushingi NASA Press Conference Opening Statement July 30, 2018   (As prepared) Mr. Minister, thank you for organizing this press conference and for the invitation.  It is a pleasure to be here to help welcome the dedicated scientists of NASA’s New Horizons space mission to Senegal.  As you know, NASA—the National Aeronautics ...
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Animal Biotechnology Workshop – Ambassador Mushingi’s remarks, King Fahd Hotel Monday, July 23

Remarks by Ambassador Mushingi Animal Biotechnology Workshop King Fahd Hotel Dakar, Senegal 2018, 9:00 a.m.   (As prepared) Minister of Environment (Representative), National Biosafety Authorities from participating countries, ECOWAS and UEMOA representatives (TBD), Dear Participants Good morning. I am pleased to have the opportunity to join you here today. I would first like to thank ...
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Village Pilote Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Remarks, July 10, 2018

Remarks for Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Village Pilote Ribbon Cutting Ceremony July 10, 2018   (As prepared) Loic Treguy and staff of Village Pilote Community representatives Dear children here today Dear guests Assalam Aleikoum No Mbadah/ No Mbadahn Nafiyo Kassoumay Al baherto Nanga Def. It is my pleasure to visit Village Pilote and in particular to meet ...
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USAID Suxali Jigeen launch – Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Remarks, July 9th, 2018

Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Remarks USAID Suxali Jigeen launch July 9th, 2018 (As prepared)     Monsieur le Préfet du Département de Thiès, Messieurs les Sous-préfets, Monsieur le Représentant du Khalife Général de Thiénaba, Messieurs les Maires et Haut Conseillers départementaux, Messieurs les chefs de village, Chers invités, Mesdames, Messieurs,   It is a pleasure to ...
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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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Trade Information Portal Launch – DCM Martina Boustani’s Opening Remarks – Dakar, June 19, 2018

Opening Remarks for DCM Martina Boustani Trade Information Portal Launch Dakar, June 19, 2018 (As delivered)   Monsieur le Ministre du Commerce, du Secteur informel, de la Consommation, de la Promotion des produits locaux et des PME, Monsieur le Directeur Général des Douanes, Mesdames et Messieurs les représentants des ministères, agences et services techniques, Mesdames et ...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo – LGBTI Pride Month June 1, 2018

Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC June 1, 2018 The United States joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month, and reaffirms its commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including LGBTI persons. In many parts of the world, LGBTI individuals and their ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Remarks – Closing Ceremony, Young Transparency Ambassadors Grant – May 17, 2018

Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Remarks  Closing Ceremony- Young Transparency Ambassadors Grant May 17, 2018 (As prepared) Monsieur le Ministre de la Jeunesse, de la construction citoyenne et de la promotion du volontariat Monsieur le Préfet de Guédiawaye, Monsieur le Maire, Monsieur le Chef de quartier, Monsieur le Président du Conseil des Jeunes de Guédiawaye, Monsieur le Coordinateur ...
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Opening Remarks for Ambassador Mushingi – CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) Radisson Hotel May 14th 2018

Ambassador Mushingi Opening Remarks for CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) Public Health Emergency Management Regional Training at the Radisson Hotel May 14th 2018 (As prepared) Minister of Health and Social Action, Representatives of World Health Organization, Representatives of United States Government Agencies, Participants Members of the Press, Honorable Guests, Since 2015, with the support ...
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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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Remarks at the UN General Assembly Commemoration of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Ambassador Nikki Haley U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City March 26, 2018   (As Delivered) Thank you very much, Mr. President. We gather today to commemorate a shameful and brutal period in the world’s history. We remember the over 10 million men, women, and children ...
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Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson – Annual Observance of International Women’s Day, Washington, DC March 8, 2018

Press Statement Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson  Annual Observance of International Women’s Day Washington, DC March 8, 2018   As we commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8th, the United States renews our steadfast commitment to addressing inequalities between women and men at home and abroad and reaffirms the importance of advancing the status ...
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Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson Remarks – U.S.-Africa Relations: A New Framework, George Mason University March 6, 2018

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson Remarks George Mason University Fairfax, Virginia March 6, 2018   Thank you. Thank you so much, Dr. Cabrera, for the warm welcome. And it is a pleasure to be here at George Mason, and I’m pleased always to meet a Fulbright alum, as well as a fellow engineer. And we appreciate ...
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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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Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Remarks – Launch of USAID WASH-FIN project, King Fahd Hotel, Feb. 20, 2018

Remarks for US Ambassador to Senegal Tulinabo S. Mushingi Launch of USAID WASH-FIN project King Fahd Hotel, Feb. 20, 2018 (As prepared)   Monsieur le ministre de l’Hydraulique et de l’Assainissement, Monsieur le Secrétaire General du ministère de l’Hydraulique et de l’Assainissement, Monsieur le chef de projet USAID WASHFIN Mesdames, Messieurs Chers invités,   It ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Remarks – Handover Ceremony of Two Patrol Boats to the Senegalese Marine Nationale

  Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Remarks Handover Ceremony of Two Patrol Boats to the Senegalese Marine Nationale Dakar Naval Base Thursday, 8 February, 2018 (As prepared)   Monsieur le Chef d’État-major Général des Armées, Monsieur le Chef d’État-major de la Marine nationale, Monsieur le Haut-Commandant de la Gendarmerie nationale, Mesdames, Messieurs, Good afternoon General Gueye, Admiral Diagne, ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Remarks – Second Annual Field Epidemiology and Training Program Conference

Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Remarks Second Annual Field Epidemiology and Training Program Conference February 5, Hotel Ngor Diorama, Dakar (As prepared)   Acknowledgements Minister of Health WHO country rep, FAO rep,  Since 1975, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided worldwide technical assistance and funding for the Field Epidemiology Training Program ...
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Recognizing African American Contributions to U.S. Diplomatic History

Recognizing African American Contributions to U.S. Diplomatic History By DipNote Bloggers on February 1, 2018   February marks National African American History Month in the United States. In observance of African American History Month, we’re highlighting African-American individuals who dedicated their lives to public service and broke barriers to accomplish U.S. diplomatic history. Ebenezer Don Carlos Bassett: First African-American Diplomat President Ulysses ...
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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims February 2018 as National African American History Month

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims February 2018 as National African American History Month Issued on: January 31, 2018 This February, we celebrate National African American History Month to honor the significant contributions African Americans have made to our great Nation — contributions that stand as a testament to their resolve, resilience, and courage.  Over the ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Boustani Opening Remarks – Déplacement de populations, migration et traité de personnes: quelle couverture par mes média

Deputy Chief of Mission Boustani Opening Remarks Déplacement de populations, migration et traité de personnes: quelle couverture par mes médias? February 1, 2019; Hotel Ndiambour; 9:30AM (As prepared) Secrétaire Général du SYNPICS Trainers Trainees Welcome! I am delighted we were able to host this workshop and that so many of you from across Senegal were ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi’s Remarks – DS/ATA Regional Training Center Groundbreaking – January 9, 2018

Remarks for Tulinabo Mushingi U.S. Ambassador to Senegal DS/ATA Regional Training Center Groundbreaking January 9, 2018 (As prepared) Mr. Chef d’État-major général des armées Mr. Commander of Base CET-7 Mr. Representative of the National Gendarmerie Mr. Representative of the National Police Law enforcement and constabulary officers Distinguished Guests Mesdames, Messieurs   Let me begin by ...
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Remarks by President Trump on the Administration’s National Security Strategy

  Remarks by President Trump on the Administration’s National Security Strategy National Security & Defense December 18, 2017 Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Washington, D.C. 2:03 P.M. EST     THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  Thank you.  Please.  I want to thank Vice President Pence, along with the many members of my ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi’s Remarks – National Police Academy Equipment Handover Talking Points December 20, 2017 at 1630

Remarks for Tulinabo Mushingi U.S. Ambassador to Senegal National Police Academy Equipment Handover Talking Points December 20, 2017 at 1630   Mr. Inspector General of the National Police Mr. Director of the Police Academy Police Officers and Agents Distinguished Guests Mesdames, Messieurs I am happy to be here today with the Inspector General of Police, ...
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Allocution de l’Ambassadeur des Etats-Unis – Cérémonie de prestation de serment des Volontaires du Corps de la Paix Américain au Senegal

Allocution de l’Ambassadeur des Etats-Unis au Sénégal, Le Dr. Tulinabo Mushingi Cérémonie de prestation de serment des Volontaires du Corps de la Paix Américain au Senegal Le vendredi, 8 décembre 2017   (Telle que préparée)   [Insert salutations to senior government officials when list is confirmed.] Monsieur le Secrétaire Général de la Présidence, Mesdames, Messieurs ...
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Speech for Deputy Chief of Mission – Regional Stakeholder Meeting on Veterinary Epidemiology Capacity Development for Global Health Security Ag

Remarks for Regional Stakeholder Meeting on Veterinary Epidemiology Capacity Development for Global Health Security Agenda countries in Africa Ms. Martina Boustani, Deputy Chief of Mission, United States Embassy Dakar Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9AM   (As prepared) Monsieur le ministre de la Santé et de l’Action sociale Madame le ministre de l’Elevage et des ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi’s Remarks – The National Police Drug Lab ribbon cutting ceremony December 5, Cité Police, Avenue Malick Sy

Remarks for Tulinabo Mushingi U.S. Ambassador to Senegal Opening Remarks at the National Police Drug Lab ribbon cutting ceremony December 5, Cité Police, Avenue Malick Sy   (As prepared) Dear Minister of Interior, it’s a pleasure for me to co-preside with you the National Police Drug Lab ribbon cutting ceremony. This event, which reflects the ...
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Speech for Deputy Chief of Mission – Regional Stakeholder Meeting on Veterinary Epidemiology Capacity Development for Global Health Security Ag

Remarks for Regional Stakeholder Meeting on Veterinary Epidemiology Capacity Development for Global Health Security Agenda countries in Africa Ms. Martina Boustani, Deputy Chief of Mission, United States Embassy Dakar Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9AM (As prepared)   Monsieur le ministre de la Santé et de l’Action sociale Madame le ministre de l’Elevage et des ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi’s Remarks – Cloture of the Educating of Peace Grant December 2, Maison de la Presse

Remarks for Tulinabo Mushingi U.S. Ambassador to Senegal Opening Remarks at the Cloture of the Educating of Peace Grant December 2, Maison de la Presse   (As Prepared) As-Salaam-Alaikum. I am very pleased to be with you today participating in the closure of the Timbuktu Institute’s Educating for Peace initiative, which targeted students across Senegal ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi’s Remarks – Closing Ceremony of the Rencontres Pénitentiaires à Sébikotane

Remarks Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Closing Ceremony of the Rencontres Pénitentiaires à Sébikotane Hôtel Palm Beach November 20, 2017 (as prepared) On behalf of the United States of America, I would like to congratulate the Republic of Senegal for the successful completion of the first-ever Rencontres Pénitentiaires à Sébikotane (RPS). The Minister of Justice H.E. Ismaila ...
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Speech for Deputy Chief of Mission – Entrepreneurship Expo, West African Research Center November 13, 2017

Remarks DCM Martina Boustani Entrepreneurship Expo  West African Research Center  Monday, November 13, 2017, 1730 (As prepared)  Thank you for coming to this event in recognition of Global Entrepreneurship Week.  I would first like to thank Ousmane Sene and the staff of WARC—the West African Research Center—for hosting this event.  We value WARC’s partnership on ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi’s Remarks – Signing Ceremony of the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation Grant – November 2, 2017

Remarks Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi Signing Ceremony of the  Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation Grant Daniel Sorano Theater – November 2, 2017 (As prepared) Minister of Culture Grand Serigne of the Lebou Community Representative of the Mayor of Dakar Imam Ratib of Dakar President of EMAD Dear guests, Asalamu Alekum! I am delighted to be here ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo S. Mushingi – Opening Remarks on Training Course on Vulnerable Targets, octobre 02, 2017

Monsieur le Ministre de l’Intérieur Monsieur le Haut Commandant de la Gendarmerie Nationale Monsieur le Directeur Général de la Police Nationale Monsieur le Commandant de la Brigade Nationale des Sapeurs-Pompiers Mesdames Messieurs les Représentants du Gouvernement du Sénégal Chers invités Mesdames et messieurs Allow me to begin by wishing you “dewenatti” and a happy new ...
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Ambassador Tulinabo S. Mushingi Press Conference and Opening Remarks in Bissau September 26, 2017

Ambassador Tulinabo S. Mushingi Press Conference and Opening Remarks in Bissau September 26, 2017; BLO   Good morning and thank you for coming.  I am very pleased to have the opportunity to speak to you following my second visit to Guinea-Bissau since I was accredited as the Ambassador last month. First and foremost, I came ...
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Speech for Deputy Chief of Mission – Feed the Future “Yaajeende” Close-out Ceremony

  Speech for Deputy Chief of Mission, Martina Boustani Feed the Future “Yaajeende” close-out ceremony Aug. 22, 2017 – Ngor Diarama Hotel (As prepared) Monsieur le Directeur de l’Agriculture, Madame la Directrice de l’Alimentation et de la Nutrition, Monsieur le Directeur de l’Elevage, Madame la Conseillere Technique de la Délégation Générale à la Protection Sociale ...
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DCM Boustani Remarks – HIV/AIDS medical supplies handover ceremony

Deputy Chief of Mission Martina Boustani HIV/AIDS medical supplies handover ceremony Friday, August 11, 2017 Hôpital Militaire de Ouakam (As prepared) Monsieur le Chef d’Etat-major Général des Armées, Monsieur le Commandant en Chef de la Gendarmerie, Monsieur le Chef du Laboratoire VIH/SIDA de l’Hôpital de Ouakam, Mesdames, Messieurs les Représentants des Autorités, Chers Invités et Participants, ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Boustani Remarks – Foreign Affairs Ministry Debate 

Chargé d’Affaires Martina Boustani Remarks MFA Debate « Quel partenariat international pour le développement du Sénégal ?» July 8, 2017 (As prepared) Monsieur le Ministre Vos Excellences, Chefs des Missions Diplomatiques Membres de corps diplomatique Chers invites It is my pleasure to take part in tonight’s event and I thank the Minister for the kind invitation.  It is ...
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Opening Remarks of Election Coverage Workshop

Opening Remarks of Election Coverage Workshop “Just the Facts; Covering the 2017 Elections” Regional English Language Officer Eran Williams July 3, 2017; Thies Good morning! It is great to be with you.  My name is Eran Williams and I am the Regional English Language Officer for the State Department and based in Dakar. I want ...
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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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President Trump’s Speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit – May 21, 2017

(Remarks as prepared for delivery)  Thank You. I want to thank King Salman for his extraordinary words, and the magnificent Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for hosting today’s summit. I am honored to be received by such gracious hosts. I have always heard about the splendor of your country and the kindness of your citizens, but ...
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Remarks for Pan-African Robotics Competition – May 20, 2017

(As prepared – Delivered by Political Chief Officer John T. Ice) Good Morning and thank you to SenEcole and the Pan-African Robotics Competition planning committee for inviting me and for putting together such a wonderful event. We are honored to support this initiative that promotes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – what we call STEM ...
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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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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 by the President at the Young African Leaders Initiative

…As President, I’ve now visited Sub-Saharan Africa four times, which is more than any other U.S President. And even as Africa continues to face enormous challenges – poverty and disease and conflict – I see a continent on the move.  You have one of the world’s fastest-growing regions, home to a middle class that is projected to grow to over ...
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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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Graduation Ceremony of the First Cohort of YALI Regional Leadership

Minister of Youth, Representatives of the diplomatic corps, Madame the director of USAID, Managing Director of CESAG, Director of the YALI RLC West Africa Dakar, Private sector partners, Representative of young African leaders, Private sector partners, Other young African leaders, Dear guests, Congratulations to all of the 98 men and women from 11 different countries ...
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Ambassador’s Opening Remarks, JPR Press Conference

Good morning everyone.  As you have just heard, the partnership between the Government of Senegal and the American government through USAID has again achieved impressive results for the year. Later today, technical specialists from both sides of the partnership will work together to map out a plan for the next year based on priorities set ...
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Opening of “Mango Week”

You Excellency Mr. Prime Minister, Ministers of ECOWAS, representatives of the Republics of Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, and Ghana, Guinea, Mali, and Guinea Bissau, Distinguished Ministers, Distinguished representatives of the National Assembly and the Social Economic Council and Environmental, Distinguished director General of Bureau Operationnel de Suivi (BOS), Distinguished Director General of APIX, Distinguished Representatives ...
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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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Reception for Visiting Sports Envoys Ebbets Field

Asalamu Alekum! Mr. Minister of Sports, Mr. Director of Senegalese Football Federation, Madame President of Women’s Soccer Commission, Visiting Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear guests, I am delighted to welcome Staci Wilson and Zola Solamente, our Soccer Envoys from the United States.  Both Staci and Zola had long careers as both  coaches and players, and ...
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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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Cashew Farmers and Processors Capacity Building Forum

Good Morning Every One. It is a great pleasure for me to be here this morning. Before I offer my remarks, I would like to acknowledge and recognize key officials here with us this morning. His Excellency, Mr. Alioune Sarr, Minister of Commerce Representative of the Minister of Agriculture Mr. Amadou Abdoul Sy, General Director Market ...
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Opening Ceremony for OBANGAME/SAHARAN EXPRESS 16

CEMARINE CEMAIR C6F Commandant, CV Coast Guard Officers and guests Let me begin by thanking the Government of Senegal for agreeing to host the Opening Ceremony for OBANGAME and SAHARAN EXPRESS 2016. Senegal has a long history of participating in and hosting SAHARAN EXPRESS – this will be the first year that these two prominent ...
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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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At the National Launch of Bayer Family Planning Contraceptive: Microgynon Fe

Remarks from U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission to Senegal Sandra Clark Monsieur le Directeur Général du Ministère de la  Santé et de l’Action Sociale; Monsieur le Directeur de Bayer Pharma AG; Monsieur le Directeur de Bayer HealthCare de l’Afrique de l’Est et de l’Ouest; Monsieur le Secrétaire General de l’Association Sénégalaise de Gynécologie-Obstétrique – ASGO; ...
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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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Swearing-In Ceremony for Peace Corps Volunteers

Representatives of national and international volunteer organizations, Heads of Service and Ministry Representatives, Peace Corps Country Director, Former Peace Corps Volunteers, Invited guests, Dear Volunteers and Trainees, Assalamu alaikum It is an honor for me to address today’s swearing-in ceremony of new U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers.  The work of Volunteers in the communities of Senegal ...
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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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Developing a Risk Assessment for Maritime Ports Training Event

Opening Remarks – Deputy Chief of Mission Sandra Clark Dear Course Coordinators, Facilitators and Participants, I would like to welcome all of you to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security International Counterproliferation Program training event on “Developing a Risk Assessment for Maritime Ports.”  The International Counterproliferation Program is intended to build partnerships and assist international law ...
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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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Community Radio Project Visit: Fogny FM

Asalamu Alekum  (AS-ah-lah-moo ah-LAY-koom)! Mr. Sub-prefect of Sindian, Mr. the Sindian Village Chief, Mr. Director of Fogny FM, Mr. Director of World Education: Greetings to the community of Sindian.  Thank you very much for the warm welcome.  I am delighted to be here today with the community of Sindian to visit Fogny FM community radio ...
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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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“Senegalese Women: A Challenge to Strife” Film Screening In Honor of Women’s History Month

Good evening. Thank you for joining us this evening for a screening of “Senegalese Women: A Challenge to Strife.” This screening is part of our Women’s History Month programming. This wonderful film documents the contributions of Senegalese women to the social stability and economic development of their country. Each has overcome adversity to make a ...
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Civic Engagement and Volunteerism for Alumni of U.S. Exchange Programs

Cher Monsieur le Directeur du Centre Culturel, Cher Monsieur le Coordinateur de l’American Corner, Chers étudiants, Good afternoon.  I thank the Cultural Center Director and the American Corner Coordinator for hosting this meeting.  I would also like to thank the alumni of U.S. Government exchange programs in Thiès for coming to meet me today.  Exchange ...
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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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