2019 National Day Remarks delivered by U.S. Ambassador to the African Union Mary Beth Leonard on May 7, 2019

Remarks for National Day 2019 (243rd Independence Day) “U.S. Support for Economic Integration in Africa” May 7, 2019   Excellencies, Your Excellency Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission, former Prime Minister of Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn, fellow members of the diplomatic corps, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen – Good evening! Together with Ambassador …

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African Union Commission and the United States Commit to Advance Women’s Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship

AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION AND THE UNITED STATES COMMIT TO ADVANCE WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP Joint Communique   Addis Ababa,15 April 2019: Amb. Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), received Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President of the United States of America (USA), at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, …

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US Statement to PSC on the Prevention of the Ideology of Hate Genocide and Hate Crimes

Statement by the United States to the PSC on the Prevention of the Ideology of Hate, Genocide, and Hate Crimes in Africa April 3, 2019   Excellencies, Good morning. The United States is committed to the prevention of mass atrocities and genocide worldwide. The mass killing of civilians is an affront to our common humanity …

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Statement by the United States to the Peace and Security Council Open Session, “Climate Change Funding in Line with the Africa Adaptation Initiative”

Statement by the United States to the AU’s Peace and Security Council Open Session, “Climate Change Funding in Line with the Africa Adaptation Initiative” February 19, 2019   The United States recognizes the African Union, as the leading regional organization on the continent, has a significant role to play in advancing climate adaptation efforts.  We …

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Remarks by Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard at the Opening of the U.S. – Africa Trade and Investment Forum

Remarks by Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard at the opening of the U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment Forum (As Delivered) February 11, 2019   Thank you, Florie. Good evening everyone and welcome to Addis.  What an amazing turnout! Your presence here tonight for the launch of the U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment Forum is a testament to the fact …

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Remarks by Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard Delivered at the opening of the African Entrepreneur Forum

Remarks by Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard at the African Entrepreneur Forum (As Delivered) Opening Session Simien Room, Second Floor February 11, 2019 8:30 a.m.   Thank you, Chris. Good morning everyone!  For those of you who have traveled from across the continent, welcome to Addis Ababa – the diplomatic capital of Africa! I cannot overstate how …

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African Entrepreneur Statement Delivered by Selam Wondim at the U.S. – Africa Trade and Investment Forum

African Entrepreneur Statement Delivered at U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment Forum  Delivered by Selam Wondim CEO, GroHydro   Excellency Ministers, Excellency Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard, Ladies and Gentlemen, My name is Selam Wondim, and I am young, ambitious, and ready to transform my country Ethiopia, and the African continent.  I am the CEO and co-founder of …

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Opening Remarks of Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Tibor Nagy at the U.S.-AU High Level Dialogue

Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Tibor Nagy’s Opening Remarks U.S.-AU High Level Dialogue African Union Commission, Addis Ababa Thursday, November 29, 2018 8:50 a.m. (As prepared for delivery)   Good morning everyone, and I am very pleased to be here in Addis today to join you for this important dialogue. I especially want …

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Troika Intervention at the IGAD Council of Ministers’ Meeting on South Sudan

                              PRESS RELEASE November 16, 2018 Troika Intervention at the IGAD Council of Ministers’ Meeting on South Sudan The following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States, United Kingdom, and Norway. The members of the Troika (the United States, Norway, and the United Kingdom) welcome the progress that has been made …

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Remarks by Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard at the Second Annual U.S.-AU CVE Week

Remarks by Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard at the Second Annual U.S.-AU CVE Week African Union Commission, Addis Ababa Monday, October 29, 2018   Thank you.  Welcome to Addis, Principal Deputy Coordinator for Counterterrorism Alina Romanowski. Good morning, everyone.  What a fabulous crowd! It is my distinct honor to be here today to open the Second …

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TRANSCRIPT: Press Briefing on U.S. policy in Africa with Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, Tibor P. Nagy, Jr.

Africa Regional Media Hub Press Briefing on U.S. policy in Africa with Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, Tibor P. Nagy, Jr. via Teleconference, Washington, D.C. October 23, 2018 Audio file: OPERATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by and welcome to the briefing from Assistant Secretary Nagy. At this time all …

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Remarks by Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy, Jr. at Swearing-in Ceremony

Remarks Tibor P. Nagy, Jr. Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs Washington, DC September 17, 2018   Good afternoon distinguished ladies and gentlemen and thank you Mr. Secretary. I am grateful for the many friends, family, and colleagues who are here today – literally from around the nation and the world. And I greatly appreciate the …

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Tibor P. Nagy, Jr.

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs Term of Appointment: 07/23/2018 to present Ambassador Nagy, a retired career Foreign Service Officer, spent 32 years in government service, including over 20 years in assignments across Africa. He served as the United States Ambassador to Ethiopia (1999-2002), United States Ambassador to Guinea (1996-1999) as well as the Deputy Chief of …

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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Jessica Davis Ba at the “GIS Database Standards to Help Combat Wildlife Trafficking in Africa” Workshop

Excellencies, Honorable Guests: Director General Sultan Mohammed of the Ethiopian Geospatial Information Agency (optional: & current Africa Executive Board Chair of the Committee of Experts for the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management); Director General Kumara Wakjira of the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority; Director Lee Schwartz of the Department of State’s Office of the Geographer and …

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Press Release:  Secretary Tillerson’s Meeting with African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release READOUT March 8, 2018 Secretary Tillerson’s Meeting with African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert Secretary Rex Tillerson met with AUC Chairperson Moussa Faki today to reaffirm the United States’ and AU’s mutual respect and strong …

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High Level Meeting Between the AUC Chairperson and U.S. Secretary of State Joint Communique

HIGH LEVEL MEETING BETWEEN AUC CHAIRPERSON AND U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE  Joint Communique  Addis Ababa (8 March 2018): African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat today hosted U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa. Both sides reaffirmed their strong commitment to the shared goal of a stable and …

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