Remarks by Ambassador Doherty, The Economist Conference’s 14th Cyprus Summit

Friday, November 2, 2018 (As prepared for delivery) Thank you, I would like to thank the Economist for inviting me to speak today. It is an honor to be a panel with Minister Christodoulides and Deputy Minister Oren. As this will be my last opportunity to speak here as U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus, I will ...
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Op-Ed by Ambassador Doherty: Benefits of a U.S. Higher Education

Do you know that a rising young Cypriot composer has been awarded a full scholarship by a prestigious U.S. university for a PhD program? That several Cypriots are on full or partial athletic scholarships in tennis, football, basketball–even skiing–in U.S. universities? That two sisters from Cyprus are on full scholarships at a university in Iowa? ...
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Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army, General Milley meets with Chief of the Republic of Cyprus National Guard, Lieutenant General Leontaris

On August 20, Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army, General Mark A. Milley met with Chief of the Republic of Cyprus National Guard Lieutenant General Ilias Leontaris, U.S. Ambassador Kathleen Doherty and UK High Commissioner Stephen Lillie in Larnaca.  The visit was one leg of a trip General Milley was making to the Middle ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Doherty at the 2018 Independence Day Reception

(As prepared for delivery) Mr. President, Ministers, Honored Guests – Good evening and Welcome!   Tonight we celebrate the two hundred and forty-second anniversary of the independence of the United States of America.  Thank you for joining us. We often celebrate Independence Day early because of the July heat.   While Mother Nature hasn’t been nice ...
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Ambassador’s Doherty’s Press Conference Statement

(As prepared for delivery) Good morning and welcome.  I’m glad there is a good turnout of journalists.  Before I turn to the visit of the State Department’s Assistant Secretary Wess Mitchell and to policy issues, I would like to tell you about a series of fun events that highlight two things I care about – ...
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Ambassador Doherty’s remarks following her meeting with President Anastasiades

February 21, 2018 First I wanted to congratulate the President on his re-election and also to convey the White House’s congratulations to the President.  President Trump sent a letter of congratulations recently and we are very happy to see the results. We’ve had a very good discussion about all the events that are happening including ...
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Ambassador Doherty’s Speech at University of Cyprus

Tuesday, November 28 It is great to be here at the University of Cyprus today. I’d like to give recognition to my good friend Rector Christofides for hosting the event and the other local sponsors for supporting it.  I am particularly glad to see the Hellenic Initiative taking an active role in Cyprus—their important work ...
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Op-Ed by Ambassador Doherty: Ending gender-based violence 2017

Published on November 26, 2017 Violence against women is a global scourge.  One in three women worldwide will be beaten, coerced into sex, or abused in her lifetime, according to the World Health Organization.  At least 30 percent of these women will experience this violence at the hands of an intimate partner or relative.  These ...
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Ambassador Doherty’s Remarks at the Economist Conference

The New U.S. Administration: Balancing New Foreign Policy Priorities How Is Europe Affected? November 2, 2017 I would like to thank John Peet, political editor of the Economist, and the Summit’s organizers, particularly John Georgoulas and his team, for the invitation to speak today. It’s an honor to share the stage with such distinguished co-panelists ...
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Ambassador Doherty’s Independence Day Reception Remarks

U.S. Embassy Cyprus May 25, 2017 Mr. President, we are honored to have you here tonight.  Ministers, Excellencies, Eminences, friends, good evening! Welcome to the U.S. Embassy on this beautiful and surprisingly cool night as we celebrate the two hundred and forty-first anniversary of America’s independence.  We are happy to share this holiday with our ...
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Op-Ed by Ambassador Doherty: Opportunities for University Studies in the U.S.

(English text) “Last year, 22 Cypriots started their undergraduate degrees in the U.S.  They received over $2 million in scholarships from U.S. universities.” In the year and a half that I have been the U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus, I have travelled all over the island.   No matter where I go—visiting historical sites, hiking in ...
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Ambassador Doherty’s Remarks on U.S. Election Results

Good morning everyone.  I stayed up all night as I think many of you did.  The night is still continuing, since we don’t have final results; but probably will within an hour or so.  Right now it looks like the presumptive winner will be Donald Trump but we still don’t know, it’s still a little ...
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Ambassador Doherty’s remarks at Green Cluster Event

Good evening.  Kalispera sas.  Thank you very much, Xenia, for your introduction.  AKTI has done a great job protecting the environment in Cyprus and helping create opportunities for women entrepreneurs. It is a pleasure to be here today to support AKTI’s “Show Her She Can” project, which was funded through a U.S. government grant.  Green ...
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Ambassador Doherty’s interview to Ant1 TV on September 11

On the fifteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Ambassador Doherty spoke to Dimitra Molyva of Ant1 television, sharing her personal memories of that day. Transcript: Dimitra Molyva: It’s the fifteenth anniversary of the terrible terrorist attacks in the U.S. at the twin towers and the pentagon. Where were you at that time? ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kathleen Doherty at the Independence Day Reception

Mr. President… Ministers, Your Excellencies, Eminences, friends – Good evening!  Welcome to the U.S. Embassy on this beautiful night as we celebrate the two hundred and fortieth anniversary of America’s independence! However, before we start our celebration, I would like to take a moment to express our sadness for all the lives lost in Orlando, ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Doherty at the AmCham Annual General Meeting: “Changes to Sanctions on Iran: What Do They Mean for Businesses?”

Good evening Minister Lakkotrypis, Mr. Chairman, ladies and gentlemen.  I’m happy to be here this evening to discuss a challenging and important topic: the recent changes to our Iran sanctions policy and what those changes mean for businesses here in Cyprus.   These changes are the direct result of one of the major diplomatic achievements of ...
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Op-Ed by Ambassador Doherty: National African American History Month

By Ambassador Doherty (English text) “E pluribus unum.”  “Out of Many, One.”  Originally, this 13-letter motto that is stamped on all U.S. coins and dollars referred to the coming together of 13 states to form one federated country.  Today, the motto has come to mean that out of many peoples, races, religions, languages, and ancestries, ...
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The Initiatives of the United States toward Conflict Resolution in Syria and the Eastern Mediterranean at Large

Rotary Club of Nicosia Thank you so much for today’s invitation, and a particular thanks to your Chairman Dicran Ouzounian and to Ambassador Markides for the warm welcome. These are troubling times.  Rarely in past decades have we seen so many conflicts splitting apart countries and, leaving in their wake, millions killed and displaced.  This ...
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Op-Ed by Ambassador Doherty: End Violence Against Women

Imagine three women anywhere in the world: a celebrity, a family member, or a friend. Research indicates one of these three women will experience gender-based violence in her lifetime.  But that doesn’t mean we can’t do something to stop it. A comprehensive 2014 study showed 33% of women in EU countries have also experienced physical and/or sexual ...
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U.S. Cyprus Relations: Moving Forward Together

Remarks by Ambassador Doherty at The Economist Conference, Hilton Hotel, Nicosia, Cyprus It is great to be here with you today.  I would like to thank The Economist for inviting me to address you at the 11th Cyprus Summit.   As some of you know, I have been in Cyprus just about a month now.  To represent ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Doherty at the Europa Nostra Award Event for the Armenian Church and Monastery

Your Excellencies, Your Grace(s), Ladies and Gentlemen… It is a pleasure to be here with you tonight in this incredible setting and for such a happy occasion. Our cultural heritage is the legacy of physical artifacts and intangible attributes that we inherit from past generations, from those that came before us. At the same time, ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Doherty at the ‘TransparenCY: Times Call for a Change’ Conference

Hilton Park Hotel, Nicosia Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen… I would like to thank the American Chamber of Commerce in Cyprus, Baker Tilly, Deloitte, KPMG, NCR, PWC, Transparency International Cyprus, Cyprus International Institute of Management, and everyone who contributed time and resources to make this event possible. As many of you know, I have just ...
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