4th of July Reception Remarks by Ambassador James D. Melville, Jr.

Photo: U.S. Embassy Guests, friends, it’s an honour, a privilege, and a joy to be able to welcome you to the U.S. Embassy’s celebration of American independence. I’d like to start by thanking the sponsors of this event. Without their co-operation and support it wouldn’t have been possible. Their names are all on the signboard ...
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Estonia 100

Ambassador James D. Melville Jr. Congratulates Estonia on Centennial Head Eesti inimesed! On a February evening 100 years ago, likely cold and crisp just like today, the Manifesto to the People of Estonia was read aloud in Pärnu. The following day, February 24, the text was printed and distributed in Tallinn and beyond. Contained in that ...
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Press Release: 2017 Transatlantic Business Awards

November 3, 2017 Today in Tallinn at the 2017 Transatlantic Business Awards, Testlio was named the inaugural Transatlantic Company of the Year award for its success bringing innovative software testing solutions to the competitive U.S. market.  The Harry and Reba Huge Foundation was selected as Transatlantic Promoter of the Year in recognizing of its achievement in advancing entrepreneurship and ...
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4th of July Reception Remarks by Ambassador James D. Melville, Jr.

  Ministers, fellow ambassadors, your Excellencies, dear friends and guests – welcome! Tere tulemast, sõbrad! First, I’d like to start by thanking all of our sponsors! Without your generosity and support, this event would not be possible. I’d like to thank Omar Torrez and his wonderful band, for providing such great entertainment! And thank you, ...
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Estonian Chamber of Commerce – Opening Remarks by Ambassador James D. Melville, Jr.

April 18, 2017 Thank you, Piret.  It’s a pleasure to join you today and see so many Estonian businesses interested in doing business with the United States. With an annual GDP of 18 trillion dollars and a population of over 325 million, the United States is one of the world’s most dynamic economy and a ...
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Estonian Special Olympics Team Farewell Ceremony – Remarks by Ambassador Melville

March 13, 2017 Thank you Ambassador Danler for hosting us all at this truly special event. It’s my honor to join you this afternoon as we celebrate your trip to the Special Olympics. Dear athletes, mentors, coaches, family members and supporters, we are here today because a courageous American woman, and former U.S. State Department ...
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Plastics Pollution Exhibition at the Energy Discovery Centre

Ambassador Melville and Minister of the Environment Marko Pomerants launched an interactive exhibit on plastics pollution on March 7 at the Energy Discovery Centre .  The exhibit will raise awareness about plastics pollution, describe the impact of micro-plastics on the ocean environment, and provide examples of simple actions individuals can take at home to prevent plastic from ending ...
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The Inaugural Address – Remarks of President Trump

REMARKS OF PRESIDENT DONALD J.  TRUMP – AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY INAUGURAL ADDRESS FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. As Prepared for Delivery – Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort ...
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Signing of Defense Cooperation Agreement – Remarks by Ambassador James D. Melville

January 17, 2017 Tallinn, Estonia It’s a real honor and pleasure to be here this morning. First of all, I’d like to compliment you and the excellent team of colleagues you have at the ministry for the way we were able to work together in finalizing this next step in our defense cooperation. Today’s signing ...
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ERI Construction Ribbon Cutting – Remarks by Ambassador James D. Melville

December 15, 2016, Tapa, Estonia Ambassador Bubbear, Major General Gronski, Brigadier General Sirel, honorable guests and friends, it is a pleasure to be with you this afternoon to officially mark the completion of infrastructure improvements overseen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Through the hard work of the many men and women, Estonians and ...
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Independence Day Remarks

Tere õhtust! Tere tulemast sõbrad! Aitäh tulemast Ameerika Iseseisvuspäeva tähistamisele! Good evening, friends.  President of Parliament Eiki Nestor, Prime Minister Rõivas, President Rüütel, ministers, fellow ambassadors, your excellencies, dear friends and guests, welcome to our Independence Day celebration!  I’d first like to thank our generous sponsors for their contributions and assistance with the event tonight. ...
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Remarks – Business Case for Diversity

Ambassador James D. Melville, Jr. Ministry of Economy Thank you, Minister.  It’s an honor to be here this morning.  I’d like to applaud your efforts to hold a constructive dialogue with the business community on a topic that elicits a range of strong emotions. The migration crisis in Europe and the attacks in Paris and ...
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Remarks at Interdisciplinary Seminar

Ambassador James D. Melville, Jr. Remarks at Interdisciplinary Seminar Solaris Theater  Thank you, Professor Nazarenko.  You have been a good friend to the U.S. Embassy community for many years, and we are grateful for this collaboration.  I would like to present you with this certificate of appreciation in recognition of your support.  I look forward ...
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Remarks at AmCham Annual General Meeting

E-Estonia Showroom Thank you, Andrus. It’s a real pleasure to join all of you today. When I first arrived in Estonia, I heard that the Amcham here was a top quality organization. Well, after listening to the report of your activities last year alone, I’m really impressed.  I think you could give AmCham Germany a ...
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Foreign Policy Institute Remarks

Remarks by Ambassador James D. Melville, Jr. Foreign Policy Institute, Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs  Tere! Suur aitah, et teie olete siin! Hello and thank you all for coming. Dr. Mälksoo, colleagues and new friends, it’s a great honor for me to give my first foreign policy remarks as U.S. Ambassador to Estonia at the ...
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