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Ambassador Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick Remarks at the Launching Ceremony of Compact Development Team Timor-Leste

Bondia! My respects to His Excellency President of Parliament Arao Noe, Minister Fidelis Leite Magalhães and esteemed colleagues from across government, civil society, and the private sector. I would also like to acknowledge and welcome the Millennium Challenge Corporation team from Washington, DC, who are joining us for this most important event. Thank you for ...
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Ambassador Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick Remarks at the Closeout Ceremony for the Agribusiness Development Project Funded by USDA

Good afternoon. It is an honor to take part in this afternoon’s ceremony. My respects to Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, His Excellency Joaquim Jose Gusmão dos Reis Martins. I would like to acknowledge our friends from Café Cooperativa Timor (CCT) – general manager Mr. Sisto Moniz Piedade, Mr. Ross Brandon, and Mr. Bency Issac. ...
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U.S. Embassy Dili Resident Legal Advisor David Lewen Remarks at RLA Welcome Reception

Thank you Ambassador Fitzpatrick for hosting this event and for that wonderful introduction. Good afternoon! My name is David Lewen and I’m from the United States of America. I’m very happy to be working in Timor-Leste. My respects to Deputy Prosecutor General Dr. Alfonso Lopez; CAC Commissioner Dr. Sergio Hornai, Ombudsman of Human Rights and ...
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Ambassador Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick Remarks at the Welcome Reception for U.S. Embassy Dili Resident Legal Advisor David Lewen

Good afternoon and welcome to this special reception for the U.S. Embassy’s new Resident Legal Advisor (RLA), David Lewen. I am pleased to introduce David to everyone here today. I also want to acknowledge David’s wife, Julie Lewen, who is here with us today. They have two wonderful children – Madeline and David Paul – ...
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Ambassador Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick Remarks at the USAID Tourism for All PPP Forum

Secretary of State for Vocational Training and Employment Julião da Silva; Distinguished panelists and guests; Good Morning. It is my pleasure to open this half-day forum on public-private partnerships to grow tourism in Timor-Leste. USAID’s Tourism For All Project has organized a busy morning that will give everyone here a better understanding of Public-Private Partnerships ...
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