Ambassador Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick Remarks at MCC Root Cause Analysis Workshop

Good morning! My respects to His Excellency Minister Fidelis Leite Magalhães and esteemed colleagues from across government, civil society, and the private sector. I am very pleased that the United States government chose Timor-Leste for a Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact, a large five-year grant program. As all U.S. government agencies in other countries, the MCC ...
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Ambassador Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick Remarks at the Harii Hamutuk 2018 Closing Ceremony

To the senior representative of the Timor-Leste Defense Force, Lieutenant Colonel Haksolok (HACK-so-loke), Ambassador Roberts, Ambassador Minami, the soldiers of the Timor-Leste Defense Force, the Australian Defense Force, the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force, and of course, the U.S. Navy Seabees and United States Marines.  Bondia. I am delighted to be here with you all ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Daniel Bischof Remarks at the Human Trafficking National Committee Forum

Thursday, September 20, 2018 My respects to the representatives from PNTL and F-FDTL. To our IOM hosts, colleagues from the Government of Timor-Leste, international organizations, and NGOs, it is an honor to welcome you to the National Community Forum on Human Trafficking. I want to tell you a story. Elly Anita, a young woman from ...
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Ambassador Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick Remarks at the Peace Corps “Celebration of Service”

Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Commerce Ambassador Isilio Coehlo, other members of the Timor-Leste government, representatives of Timorese communities, Peace Corps, colleagues and friends, I am honored to be a part of today’s Peace Corps Celebration of Service. It is a great pleasure to see these amazing Peace Corps Volunteers here ...
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Ambassador Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick Remarks at the Pacific Angel 2018 Closing Ceremony

To His Excellency Minister of Foreign Affairs Aurelio Guterres, Minister of Health Rui Maria de Araujo, Chief of Defense Force Major General Lere Anan Timur, Brigadier General Woodrow, our partners in local & national government, community members, and of course, the U.S. Pacific Air Forces (PACAF). Bom dia. Thanks to all of you for joining ...
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Ambassador Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick Remarks on the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Maritime Police Unit Pier

To His Excellency Minister of Defense and Security Jose Agustinho Somotxo, local & national government partners, community members, and of course, the U.S. Navy Seabees. Good morning. I am happy to be here with all of you today for the official opening of the Maritime Police Unit’s brand new small boat pier. The pier is ...
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U.S. Ambassador Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick Remarks on the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Uma Kaduak Health Clinic

To His Excellency Vice Minister of Health Luis Lobato, Secretary to the Manatuto District Administrator Agripino Costa, our partners in local & national government, community members, and of course, the U.S. Navy Seabees.  Bom dia. I am happy to be here with all of you today on behalf of the United States Embassy in Timor-Leste ...
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U.S. Ambassador Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick Remarks on the Opening Ceremony of Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Training

Thank you and good morning everyone. I am pleased to be here to help kickoff this important training on criminal investigative techniques. This is the latest example of ongoing support from the American people to help strengthen capacity in Timor-Leste’s justice sector. The U.S. Embassy’s Resident Legal Advisor program has collaborated with Timor-Leste’s justice and ...
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U.S. Ambassador Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick Remarks to STEM Students at FINANTIL High School

My respect to Finantil High School director and SESIM coordinator Curt “Gabriel” Gabrielson. Good afternoon. Thank you for inviting me here today. I am proud to learn about your studies. I know everyone here today cares about STEM education. That’s why you are here. The reasons are simple. We all know that STEM education is ...
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Remarks by Kathleen Fitzpatrick on Her Swearing-In Ceremony as U.S. Ambassador to Timor-Leste

December 22, 2017 Burns Auditorium, Department of State Thank you, Under Secretary Shannon. Welcome to Ambassador Alves of Timor-Leste, INR Assistant Secretary Ambassador Dan Smith, Acting Assistant Secretary Susan Thornton – soon to be or is, actually, the nominee as Assistant Secretary for the East Asia and Pacific Bureau – and other senior officials and ...
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U.S. Ambassador Karen Stanton Remarks at International Trademark Association (INTA) Trademark Dialogue

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.  Good morning and welcome to this inaugural Timor-Leste Trademark Dialogue.  On behalf of the United States, I would like to thank the International Trademark Association for hosting this event which includes officials from the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Agriculture, and the PNTL.  I would also like ...
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Chargé d’affaires Daniel Bischof Remarks on The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Sidara Health Clinic

Good morning.  I am happy to be here with all of you today to re-open the upgraded Sidara Health Clinic in Hera Suco.  I would like to thank the Ministry of Health, the U.S. Seabees, the U.S. Marines, and the Australian Defense Force for their collaboration in this effort. Working together, we’ve made necessary repairs ...
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U.S. Ambassador Karen Stanton Remarks on the Swearing-in Ceremony of Peace Corps Volunteers

Your Excellency Dr. Ramos-Horta, thank you for your continued support for the Peace Corps; Timor-Leste Country Director Kavita Pullapilly; distinguished guests, counterparts and volunteers, good morning and welcome to the U.S. Embassy I am pleased that you could all join us here today to share this special moment. Peace Corps volunteers reflect the very highest ...
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U.S. Ambassador Karen Stanton Remarks on the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the Vatobou Health Clinic

Good morning. I am happy to be here with all of you today to inaugurate the newest addition to Liquiçá District: the Vatobou Health Clinic. I would like to thank the Ministry of Health, USAID, and the Seabees for their collaboration in building this clinic, which will provide health care for more than 5,000 residents. ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Daniel Bischof Remarks on Avansa Agrikultura Project’s “Farmer Field Day”

Good morning and welcome honored guests to the Avansa Agrikultura Project’s “Farmer Field Day.” I am pleased to be here with you to celebrate the third time that this event has been held in Timor-Leste. It is a remarkable opportunity for Timorese farmers to connect with input suppliers to learn about new practices and technologies. ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Daniel Bischof Remarks on the graduation Ceremony of American English Language Course

To the Chief of the Defense Cabinet (Chefe da Gabinete do Estado Maior da F-FDTL) Colonel Trix; honored guests; teachers; and of course, to the graduates of the American English Language Course, good morning and welcome to today’s ceremony. I’m proud to be with you today and to celebrate the hard work that you’ve put ...
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U.S. Ambassador Karen Stanton Remarks on the Closing Ceremony of CARAT 2017

Chief of Staff Falur, Captain Baughman, Superintendent PNTL Maritime Commander, we are glad to see you here, Colleagues from the Attache corps, Sailors, Marines and Fuzileiros, Bom Dia. I am pleased be here to mark the successful completion of CARAT 2017. (Speaking in Tetum) In its fifth year in Timor-Leste, the exercise continues to strengthen the ...
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U.S. Ambassador Karen Stanton Remarks at the Celebration of the U.S. Independence Day, 2017

President of the Court of Appeals, Vice Foreign Minister Soares, Distinguished guests, Friends and colleagues, Tonight we gather together to remember the day, 241 years ago, when America’s founders came together to pledge their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to the principle that all people have the right to choose how and by ...
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Ambassador Karen C. Stanton Remarks to the Inaugural Meeting of the Interagency Working Group on Human Trafficking

Good morning.  Bon dia. I am very pleased to be here today to meet with you to discuss combatting trafficking in persons.  On behalf of the Government of the United States, I congratulate the Government of Timor-Leste for holding this inaugural meeting of the Trafficking Working Group, and especially thank the Prime Minister for his ...
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Ambassador Karen C. Stanton: Speech during the National Youth Forum and the Launching of “My Adventures” Comic Books for Good Governance and Peacebuil

Welcome everyone to the opening of the fourth National Youth Forum and the launch of “My Adventures” Comic Books. It’s important that you, the leaders of tomorrow, meet and discuss issues of importance to you. The U.S. Embassy is proud to provide that opportunity. But these discussions are only useful if they spur action when ...
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