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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Remarks at the 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony

  Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Dean Acheson Auditorium Washington, DC June 28, 2018 MS JOHNSTONE: Hello, and welcome to the Department of State. My name is Kari Johnstone and I’m the acting director for the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. Thank you all for joining us today to mark the release ...
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Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Mitchell’s Heritage Speech

Anchoring the Western Alliance Good morning everyone. I’d like to thank Heritage Foundation for inviting me to speak today. I have followed Heritage’s research for years and appreciate the work that its scholars do in bringing original ideas to the policy debate. I especially want to acknowledge James Carafano, Luke Coffey and the rest of ...
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Remarks by President Trump at Swearing-In Ceremony of Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 2, 2018 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP  AT SWEARING-IN CEREMONY OF MIKE POMPEO AS SECRETARY OF STATE State Department Washington, D.C. THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  I must say, that’s more spirit that I’ve heard from the State Department in a long time — many years.  ...
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Remarks by President Trump Before a Working Lunch with Heads of the Baltic States

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release April 3, 2018 Cabinet Room 12:12 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Okay, thank you very much.  Today, it’s my pleasure to congratulate Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania on the 100th anniversary of their independence.  That’s really quite a great achievement, and congratulations.  And I’m honored to ...
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President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union Address – January 30, 2018

Remarks as prepared for delivery TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow Americans: Less than 1 year has passed since I first stood at this podium, in this majestic chamber, to speak on behalf of the American ...
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Remarks by President Trump on the Administration’s National Security Strategy

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Washington, D.C. December 18, 2017 2:03 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  Thank you.  Please.  I want to thank Vice President Pence, along with the many members of my Cabinet here with us today. I also want to thank all of the dedicated professionals — military, ...
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Secretary Rex Tillerson On “The U.S. and Europe: Strengthening Western Alliances”

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Jane Harman, President and CEO of the Wilson Center The Wilson Center Washington, DC November 28, 2017 MS HARMAN: Good morning. I’m Jane Harman, president and CEO of the Wilson Center. Happy to be talking to a packed crowd and to welcome Secretary Rex Tillerson back to the Wilson ...
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Assistant Secretary Mitchell’s Remarks from his Swearing-In Ceremony

Swearing-in Ceremony Remarks A. Wess Mitchell Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Benjamin Franklin Room Washington, DC November 2, 2017 Thank you for those kind words, Secretary Tillerson—I’m grateful for the confidence that you and President Trump have placed in me to lead the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. Let me also ...
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Statement by President Donald J. Trump on the Signing of H.R. 3364

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 2, 2017 STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT Today, I have signed into law H.R. 3364, the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.”  While I favor tough measures to punish and deter aggressive and destabilizing behavior by Iran, North Korea, and Russia, this legislation is ...
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Statement by President Donald J. Trump on Signing the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act”

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 2, 2017  Statement by President Donald J. Trump on Signing the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act”  Today, I signed into law the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act,” which enacts new sanctions on Iran, North Korea, and Russia.  I favor tough measures ...
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Remarks by Vice President Mike Pence at Estonian Defense Forces Headquarters

President Kaljulaid, President Vejonis, President Grybauskaitė, General Terras, Colonel Ridland, Members of the armed forces of the United States of America, Members of the armed forces of Estonia, the United Kingdom and France, it is my great honor to be here at the Defense Forces Headquarters of the great nation of Estonia.
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Remarks my Vice President Mike Pence at a Joint Press Availability with Baltic Leaders

President Kaljulaid, thank you for your warm welcome and the hospitality you have shown to me and my family.  And to you, to President Vējonis, and, to President Grybauskaitė, it is an honor to be with you today with the leaders of the Baltic States.
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Releases 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report

On June 27, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report. “Human trafficking is one of the most tragic human rights issues of our time. It splinters families, distorts global markets, undermines the rule of law, and spurs other transnational criminal activity. It threatens public safety and national security. “But ...
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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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Remarks by the Vice President to the Atlantic Council

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release June 5, 2017 REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE TO THE ATLANTIC COUNCIL DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP AWARDS The Ritz Carlton D.C. 8:35 P.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, all.  Thank you, Ambassador Gray, for that kind introduction. It truly is an honor to be ...
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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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Opening Statement to Press in Estonia by Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, EUCOM Commander

  14 March 2017 It’s an honor to be here with our host your Commander of Defense Force General Riho Terras.  We are good friends, we have developed a great friendship and relationship since I came into the job. Thank you for a great visit.  We truly appreciate the strong Alliance between our countries and ...
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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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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on the Occasion of Estonia’s National Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON February 22, 2017 On the Occasion of Estonia’s National Day On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I congratulate the people of Estonia on the 99th anniversary of the founding of your republic. Your achievements in advancing democratic values, ...
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Remarks by Vice President Mike Pence at the Munich Security Conference

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release February 18, 2017 The Munich Security Conference Munich, Germany THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, Ambassador Ischinger.  Chancellor Merkel, Secretary General, distinguished colleagues, and honored guests, I bring greetings on behalf of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump.  In my still new ...
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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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