Friendship, Prosperity, and Security – Deepening the U.S.-Portugal Relationship

(As prepared) Good afternoon and thank you so much for such a wonderful introduction. Before I get into my formal speech, I want to start off by reiterating my deepest sympathies to all the victims and communities in Portugal that have been affected by fires.  My home state of Oregon, unfortunately, has also experienced the ...
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American Chamber of Commerce Tribute Dinner

Boa noite! What a wonderful evening it has been. Thank you so much, Sofia for that wonderful introduction and to the American Chamber of Commerce for organizing and hosting this event. I want to start off by recognizing President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.  Your Excellency, thank you for being here tonight and for your constant ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Remarks on the 241st July 4th Celebration

Good evening, dear Colleagues from the United States Embassy, Members of the Portuguese Government; Members of the Portuguese Armed Forces; Deputies of the National Assembly; Fellow Ambassadors and Members of the Diplomatic Community; Members of Strike Force NATO and the U.S. Military; Portuguese and American friends. I would like to express my profound appreciation for ...
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Transatlantic Relations After President Trump’s First 100 Days

Chargé d’Affaires Herro Mustafa’s Remarks to Amcham Boa tarde a todos. Good afternoon to everyone. It is wonderful to be here with all of you today.  The American Chamber is such an important institution in countries worldwide.  Throughout my Foreign Service career I have been a champion of the work our chambers do.  You are ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Welcome Remarks to State Department Employees

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, good morning, all. We apologize for being late. It seemed that this year’s prayer breakfast, people felt the need to pray a little longer. (Laughter.) But I certainly welcomed them all, so – thank you for such a warm reception. And it’s a pleasure to be here, obviously. I’ve been anxious to ...
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Ambassador Robert Sherman’s Economic Capstone Remarks

Boa tarde a todos. Good afternoon to everyone. Anne, Mariana, Sofia, Antonio, thank you so much for the very poignant and overly generous introduction.  It’s proof of what I’ve learned the last three-years — there are no more kinder, warmer, or sweeter people, anywhere on the face of the Earth, than here in Portugal.  And ...
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The U.S.-Portugal Relationship: Past, Present, and Future

Good afternoon! Thank you for the introduction, President Nuno Botelho, and thank you very much to the Commercial Association of Porto for hosting this wonderful event. It is a pleasure to be back in the beautiful Porto region, truly one of my favorite places in Portugal. For the past nearly three years, it has been ...
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Portugal and the United States: Partners for a Changing World

Muito obrigado, Pedro, for your kind introduction. My heartfelt appreciation as well to the audience who braved Lisbon winter weather to be with us today for this important event. Although, being from Boston, I can tell you, any winter where you can still play golf is not a real winter! I would like to extend ...
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National Geographic Channel: Launch of MARS Series

Boa tarde a todos! I am so excited to be co-hosting this event with the National Geographic Channel to celebrate the launch of their innovative new series MARS.  Thanks to Vera Pinto Pereira Senior Vice President of Fox/National Geographic, Iberia and your whole team for being such a great partner and working with us on tonight’s event.  I ...
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U.S. Cyber Policy – Now and Moving Forward

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and a warm Bem-Vindos a Lisboa! I’m Robert Sherman, the U.S. Ambassador to Portugal, and it is truly a pleasure to be with you all this morning as you begin the three-day Secure Logistics Through Cyber workshop and summit. Please allow me to begin by offering my warmest gratitude to ...
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Opening of the Queer Film Festival and Premier of the play Orlando

Boa noite a todos.  I would like to thank Queer Film Festival director João Ferreira, and playwright André Murraças for the invitation to speak after this beautiful and emotional tribute to the 49 individuals killed in the June 12 massacre in Orlando. I was in my hometown of Boston when I heard about the horrific ...
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Independence Day Celebration

Good evening. Boa tarde. Ministro Mário Centeno, Ministro Manuel Caldeira Cabral, e outros membros do Governo Português; Membros das Forças Armadas de Portugal; Deputados da Assembleia da República; Fellow Ambassadors and Members of the Diplomatic Community; Representatives of Strike Force NATO, and members of the U.S. Military; Commander Stefan Walch and the leadership team of ...
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LGBTI Flag-Raising Ceremony

(remarks delivered by PAO Mark Pannell) Friends and colleagues, Bem-vindos à Embaixada dos Estados Unidos da América. Unfortunately, the Ambassador’s return flight was canceled and is unable to be here today. He passes his sincere regrets for not being here to participate personally at such an important event and wishes us all the best on ...
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Fourth of July Celebration

Good evening. Colleagues from the United States Embassy; Members of the Portuguese Government; Members of the Portuguese Armed Forces; Deputies of the National Assembly; Fellow Ambassadors and Members of the Diplomatic Community; Members of Strike Force NATO, and the U.S. Military; Commanding Officer of the USS Fort McHenry and the Commander of the embarked Marines; ...
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Pride Flag Raising Ceremony

Thank you for joining me here to celebrate Pride Month! In his June 1st proclamation, President Obama reiterated the U.S. commitment to ensuring equal rights for members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community throughout the world. We are not truly equal until every person is afforded the same rights and opportunities — ...
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Independence Day Remarks

Bem-vindos e boa noite. Welcome and good evening. Members of the Portuguese government Members of the Portuguese Armed Forces Deputies of the National Assembly Fellow Ambassadors and Members of the Diplomatic Community Colleagues from the United States Embassy and the US Military; and Our Portuguese and American Friends: Kim and I are thrilled to be ...
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American Club Lunch

Anne, thank you for your introduction. Before I begin, I want to acknowledge the President of the American Club of Lisbon, John Scott Johnson, the President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Portugal, José Joaquim Oliveira, and the President of the Portuguese American Friendship Association, Antonio Neto da Silva. I want to thank you ...
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Estoril Political Forum – George Washington Memorial Luncheon

Admiral Nuno Vieira Matias and Executive Director Anne Taylor –muito obrigado to both of you! Thank you very much for the gracious invitation to speak at today’s George Washington Memorial Luncheon. It’s befitting that today’s luncheon is named after our first President, an American general who led my country’s revolution. It is fitting because our ...
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