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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»
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