Remarks Delivered by Ambassador Leonard at the U.S. – AU Workshop on CVE

Ambassadors and distinguished colleagues, it is my distinct honor to be here today to kick-off fruitful discussions on ways in which the United States and the African Union can collectively work together to prevent and counter the rise of violent extremism in Africa. I would like to extend my appreciation to Director of the African ...
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U.S. – AU Workshop on Countering Violent Extremisim

Building upon the existing U.S.-AU partnership in the areas of peace and security, crisis mitigation, and conflict prevention, the U.S. Mission to the African Union co-hosted a workshop with the AU Commission on preventing and countering violent extremism. The workshop highlighted the use of public diplomacy resources such as exchanges and TechCamps as successful examples ...
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Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard at ISS Pre-AU Summit Seminar

Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard, the U.S. Ambassador to the African Union addressed an audience made up of participants from the diplomatic corps, international organizations, and think tanks based in Addis Ababa, on the United States partnership with the African Union, highlighting shared priorities in the area of peace and security.  Ambassador Leonard discussed in detail ...
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Ambassador Leonard Remarks – African Land Forces Summit

General Phiri, General Allyn, Excellency Ghambi, Ambassadors, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. It is my distinct honor to be in Lilongwe, Malawi to participate in the fifth African Land Forces Summit.  I would like to personally commend the Malawian Defense Forces for hosting this high level event, bringing together Land Forces Chiefs from across Africa ...
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Ambassador Leonard Remarks – Launch of the State of Women’s Rights in Africa Report

Madame Chairperson, Ambassadors, Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, It is my distinct honor to be here today to recognize the many advancements made to address gender inequality in Africa and reflect on what more can be done to realize the aspirations of Agenda 2063 towards empowering and developing women and young girls. I would like ...
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Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard’s Opening Remarks at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Dr. Desta, thank you for asking me to join the live streaming of the museum’s opening. So excited to be here; I was in Washington for several weeks this summer as I prepared for my Senate hearings and eventual arrival to become the U.S. Ambassador to the African Union.  The museum’s glorious building was already ...
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Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard’s Opening Remarks at the Africa – U.S. Partnership Options to Enhance Strategic Cooperation in Challenging Environm

Distinguished colleagues, good morning. Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today about the U.S. – AU partnership.  Next month, December 22, to be exact, will mark the 10thanniversary of the establishment of the U.S. Mission to the AU.  We are indeed proud to have been the first non-African Mission dedicated exclusively to ...
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