Remarks by Assistant Secretary Mitchell: Anchoring the Western Alliance

Remarks A. Wess Mitchell Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs The Heritage Foundation Washington, DC June 5, 2018 Good morning everyone, it’s really great to see a lot of friends in the audience and I appreciate you all being here today. I’d like to thank Heritage Foundation for inviting me to speak today. I ...
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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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Remarks by Assistant Secretary A. Wess Mitchell following his meeting with President Anastasiades

I had a very warm and engaging conversation with President Anastasiades.  It was important for me, on one of my first trips in this role, to come to Cyprus.  I reiterated to the President our appreciation for the strategic partnership that we have with the Republic of Cyprus.  I also reiterated our desire to see ...
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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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President Trump Delivers the 2018 State of the Union Address

Remarks as prepared for delivery TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow Americans: Less than 1 year has passed since I first stood at this podium, in this majestic chamber, to speak on behalf of the American ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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