Embassy Statement on Lajes

Concerning questions generated by recent reporting in Diário Insular, the U.S. Embassy reiterates its enduring commitment to Lajes Air Base #4and its strong cooperation with the Portuguese government and the Azorean authorities on all issues related to Lajes.  Recent articles in your publication allege that the United States is currently reducing personnel at Air Base #4 and has been negligent

U.S. Armed Forces participate in annual REAL THAW Exercise

U.S. military personnel will participate in REAL THAW 17, a Portuguese-led, large joint and combined forces exercise, which will take place from March 5 to 17, 2017 in Beja, Portugal.  REAL THAW 17 will develop and integrate realistic interoperability tasks both in the air and on the ground between multinational units. Aside from Portugal and the United States, Belgium, Denmark,

Signing of the U.S.-Portugal Aeronautical and Maritime SAR Agreement

Ambassador Sherman and Defense Minister José Alberto Azeredo Lopes met January 19 at São Julião Fort in Oeiras to discuss the full spectrum of the U.S.-Portugal bilateral security and defense agenda.  At the conclusion of the meeting, Sherman and Azeredo Lopes signed the Agreement between the United States of America and the Portuguese Republic on Aeronautical and Maritime Search and

Statement by Ambassador Robert Sherman On the Death of Former President Mario Soares

Today the United States Embassy joins Portugal and Portuguese people around the world in mourning the death of a great statesman, former Prime Minister and President, Mário Soares. Mário Soares was a remarkable individual who relentlessly put his country first and fought for the cause of democracy and human rights. History books tell us how, armed only with a law

Departure of Ambassador Robert Sherman and Embaixatriz Kim Sawyer

Ambassador Sherman will depart Lisbon on January 20, 2017, as is customary for all political ambassadors upon the beginning of a new U.S. administration.  Deputy Chief of Mission Herro Mustafa will assume duties as Chargé d’Affaires until a new ambassador is appointed and arrives into Lisbon. Reflecting on his almost three years in Portugal, Ambassador Sherman expressed that “It has

Embaixatriz Kim Sawyer and IBM Portugal CEO will be in the Azores to support WOBs

Embaixatriz and entrepreneur Kim Sawyer and IBM Portugal CEO António Raposo de Lima will visit the Azores again next week to further promote Connect to Success, the program founded by the U.S. Embassy that aims to support women-owned businesses (WOBs) and promote gender equality in the corporate world. Last October, U.S. Embassy, the Luso-American Foundation for Development and IBM Portugal

Open Doors Report Shows Trends in Student Mobility between Portugal and the United States

International students in the U.S. top one million for the first time More U.S. students came to Portugal for study abroad Strong growth among students in STEM fields in both directions The 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released today, finds the number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities increased by nearly seven percent to a

USS Stout visit to Lisbon open to press

The USS Stout will be in Lisbon next week, and a guided visit for the press will take place on Monday, October 31, at 14:45. The USS Stout is an Arleigh Burke class destroyer, belongs to the U.S. Navy and has been deployed since May 2016. Its operational history includes missions in the Black Sea and in the Mediterranean Sea.

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