Chargée d’Affaires Andréa Tomaszewicz Remarks

It is with great pleasure that I am participating today in this signing ceremony for an amendment to the Grant Agreement between the Republic of Djibouti and the United States.  This amendment adds 2.5 million U.S. dollars to the existing contribution of USAID to support the efforts of the government in its journey to socio-economic …

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National Day Remarks (French)

National Day Remarks, Ambassador André, TCMR Tuesday, February 11, 2019, 7:40 p.m. (French) Je vous remercie d’être parmi nous ce soir pour célébrer l’indépendance des États-Unis d’Amérique. Le jour de l’indépendance est généralement célébré en juillet, quand les membres de notre législature ont voté en faveur de l’indépendance vis-à-vis de la Grande-Bretagne en 1776. Les …

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National Day Remarks

National Day Remarks, Ambassador André, TCMR Tuesday, February 11, 2019, 7:40 p.m. Thank you for joining us tonight to celebrate the independence of the United States of America.  We usually commemorate our Independence Day in July, when members of our legislature voted in favor of Independence from Great Britain in 1776.  Supporters of independence in …

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U.S. Supports Construction of Local Soccer Field

Monsieur le Sous Prefet, Monsieur le Ministre Monsieur le chef du village, Brigadier General Kriesel, Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, Good morning and thank you all for attending the inauguration of this new soccer field.  It is a great example of the strong Djiboutian – American partnership that occurs at many levels.  This soccer field …

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Djibouti City Strong Cities Network Induction Ceremony

Ambassador Andre’s Remarks at the Djibouti City Strong Cities Network Induction Ceremony IGAD Center of Excellence for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism  April 11, 2:00 p.m. Inspector General Kadra Moussa, Mayor Fatouma Awaleh, colleagues and friends, it is a pleasure to be back in the IGAD Center of Excellence for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism, …

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CUTLASS EXPRESS 2019

Doraleh Coast Guard Training Center 28 January 2019 Ladies and Gentlemen, It is my honor to address you today at the opening of CUTLASS EXPRESS 2019. Djibouti has been a leader in this event since 2012. I would like to first thank the Minister of Defense, the Minister of Equipment and Transportation, the Director of …

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Markazi IT Learning Center Inauguration

Ambassador André’s Remarks at Markazi IT Learning Center Inauguration September 13, 2018, 10:00, Markazi Village I am pleased to be here today in Markazi Village to help inaugurate the IT Learning Center.  Among the American Embassy’s top goals is to help protect and improve conditions for refugees and migrants in Djibouti.  To do this, we …

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Ambassador Larry André’s remarks on Multilateral Cooperation

Multilateral Cooperation Is Key to Peace & Development in Africa Good morning!  I thank the organizers of this gathering for inviting me to talk to you about a favorite subject:  How African countries and their partners can best work together to advance peace and development for the people of this continent. I will suggest some …

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Ambassador Larry Andre Remarks, Women’s Month Panel Event

Minister Hassan, Captain Lacore, Representative Manzi, Dr. Abdoulatif, Madame Douksieh, dear colleagues and distinguished guests, Good morning, bonjour, salām ‘alaykum, subax wanaagsan, maacisse! My wife, Ouroukou, and I welcome you to our home to celebrate International Women’s History Month.  We have among us here today leaders whose achievements have made history in their fields; women …

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Ambassador Larry André Letter of Credentials Speech

Good morning, Assalaamu aleykum Your Excellency, Mr. President of the Republic of Djibouti, It is an immense honor to present to you a letter from President Donald J. Trump containing my credentials to serve as the Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Djibouti. I have spent nearly all my adult …

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Chargé d’Affaires J. Alexander Hamilton’s 4th of July Speech

General Furness, Captains Black and Lacore, soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines from Camp Lemmonier, Vos Excellences Messieurs les Ambassadeurs et Chargés d’affaires, chers collègues de l’ambassade, Mesdames et Messieurs, Welcome to US Embassy Djibouti! It is an honor and a privilege to be your host as Chargé d’affaires and acting Chief of Mission as we …

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Let’s end Human Trafficking

Human traffickers around the world exploit more than 20 million victims in forced labor and sex trafficking. This multi-billion dollar industry destroys families and communities. It weakens the rule of law, strengthens criminal networks, and offends universal concepts of human decency.  The 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report  looks into what is being done and should be done about this issue. What can …

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