Ambassador Glass meets with Minister of National Defense Cravinho

Today, U.S. Ambassador George Glass held his first meeting with Minister of National Defense João Gomes Cravinho.  The Ambassador congratulated the Minister on his new position and pledged to work closely with him to further strengthen our security relationship.  The Ambassador welcomed the Portuguese military’s active participation in important NATO, EU, and UN missions around ...
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Independence Day Celebration

To celebrate America’s 242nd birthday, Ambassador George Glass and Ms. Mary Glass hosted a traditional Independence Day reception at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon. The U.S. Marine Guards marched their colors, and Portuguese band “Radio One” provided non-stop entertainment. This yea️r’s theme was “Country-Western.” Among the distinguished guests were Portuguese politicians, academics and foreign diplomats. ...
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Remarks by President Trump and President Rebelo de Sousa of the Portuguese Republic Before Bilateral Meeting

Remarks by President Trump and President Rebelo de Sousa of the Portuguese Republic Before Bilateral Meeting Foreign Policy Issued on: June 27 Oval Office  PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much.  It’s a great honor to have the President — and highly respected, I must say — President of Portugal with us.  We have a tremendous ...
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Conference “The U.S. and Portugal: a partnership for prosperity”

On June 4, 2018, the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, with support from the Luso-American Development Foundation ( FLAD ), hosted the conference “The United States and Portugal:  A Partnership for Prosperity – Energy Security, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Engagement” at the Gulbenkian foundation in Lisbon. The one-day conference was opened with remarks by U.S. Ambassador George Glass, ...
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Ambassador Glass Visited Madeira

United States Ambassador to the Republic of Portugal George E. Glass conducted his first official visit to Madeira from January 6-9, 2018.  During his stay, Ambassador Glass met with Miguel Albuquerque, President of the Regional Government of Madeira, and José Lino Tranquada Gomes, President of the Regional Legislative Assembly of Madeira.  At both meetings, Ambassador Glass discussed ...
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38th Portugal-U.S. Standing Bilateral Commission

The Portugal-United States Standing Bilateral Commission (SBC) held its 38th Session on December 14, 2017 in Lisbon to discuss recent developments in bilateral relations and jointly explore opportunities to renew and further strengthen this longstanding Trans-Atlantic relationship. The Commission underlined the strategic nature of the centuries-old alliance between Portugal and the United States and the ...
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USS Ross in Lisbon for the 700th anniversary of the Portuguese Navy

On December 11th and 12th, 2017 the U.S. Navy Destroyer, USS Ross, hosted U.S. Ambassador George Glass and his wife Mrs. Mary Glass as well as visits from high school and university students, and their teachers.  USS Ross is an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer (DDG 71) from the U.S. Navy and can operate in any ...
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United States-Portugal Joint Statement on Energy Cooperation

Senior U.S. and Portuguese officials welcomed increased liquefied natural gas (LNG) cooperation between our two countries during bilateral discussions at the World LNG Summit. The Port of Sines received the first U.S. LNG shipment to Europe in 2016 and has continued to be the number one European destination for U.S. LNG. U.S. LNG exports support ...
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Study in Portugal Network students visit the US Embassy

On November 27, 2017 a group of eight American students who were participating in the Fall program of the Study in Portugal Network (SiPN) visited the Embassy in Lisbon to learn about its role and main initiatives. For the majority of them this was a very unique experience since they had the opportunity to learn ...
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Ambassador Glass: strengthening ties and cooperation with Portugal

On October 31, U.S. Ambassador to Portugal, George Glass, was the keynote speaker at a lunch-conference organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Portugal in partnership with the American Club of Lisbon, and the Portugal-United States Friendship Association (AAPEUA). In his speech the Ambassador outlined his priorities, namely: deepening the historic friendship between Portugal ...
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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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U.S. Army, Marines, Indiana and Wyoming National Guard Participate in Portuguese Army exercise ORION 17

More than 200 soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and U.S. Marines of the SPMAGTF-CR-AF (Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Africa), as well as the Indiana Army National Guard Long Range Surveillance Company and airmen and C-130s from the Wyoming Air National Guard, ...
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In her first trip to Madeira Herro Mustafa highlights interest in greater collaboration

On her first official visit to Madeira, Herro Mustafa, Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, met with the Portuguese Republic’s representative to Madeira, Irineu Barreto, as well as the Regional Assembly Vice-President Miguel Sousa, and President of the Regional Government Miguel Albuquerque.  This first official visit is based on “the interest and respect ...
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Chargé d’Affaires on the importance of Transatlantic Relations

Herro Mustafa, Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, participated as the keynote speaker on May 4 at a luncheon conference entitled “Transatlantic Relations After President Trump’s First 100 Days” hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Portugal. While speaking to an audience of members of the American Chamber of Commerce, Chargé Mustafa ...
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Congressional Visit Highlights Importance of Bilateral Cooperation

Republican Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA) led a bipartisan delegation of nine U.S. members of the House of Representatives on a visit to Portugal on April 10-12.  The delegation met with Embassy staff, parliamentary leaders, top government and private sector figures, and NATO personnel to discuss U.S.-Portugal cooperation on mostly energy but also defense and security ...
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Congressman Steve Scalise Leads Delegation on Energy Cooperation

U.S. Representative Steve Scalise (Republican, Louisiana) is in Lisbon leading a bi-partisan delegation of nine members of Congress on a three day visit to Portugal.  The delegation will meet with Embassy staff, parliamentary leaders, top government and private sector figures, and NATO personnel to discuss U.S.-Portugal cooperation on energy and defense and security issues. Steve ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Herro Mustafa at the Portuguese Air Force Academy

Chargé d’Affaires Herro Mustafa visited the Portuguese Air Force Academy  (AFA) in Sintra, meeting with Academy officials, receiving a short tour, and addressing a group of Academy cadets. This is the third Portuguese military academy where Ms. Mustafa has spoken, following successful engagements at the Escola Naval and Academia Militar. Ms. Mustafa met with Academy leadership and exchanged gifts ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Visit to Military Academy

Chargé d’Affaires Herro Mustafa visited the Military Academy in Amadora on 15 March where she was greeted by Major-General João Botelho Vieira Borges, the Commandant of the Academy.  The Chargé delivered a speech to an audience of approximately 120 students and staff focusing on immigration, perseverance and leadership. Following the presentation, the cadets and Chargé Mustafa engaged ...
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Chargé’s Attendance at Exercise Real Thaw 2017 DV Day

The U.S. Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires Herro Mustafa participated in the REAL THAW 17 Open Exercise Day held at Beja Airbase, Portugal on March 14.  Chargé Mustafa attended a briefing on the exercise, visited with Portuguese military leadership and U.S. troops, and viewed a demonstration of the simulated exercise. REAL THAW is an annual Portuguese Air ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Visit to Naval Academy

Chargé d’Affaires Herro Mustafa visited the Naval Academy in Alfeite on February 8, met with the Rear Admiral António Manuel Henriques Gomes, the Superintendent of the Academy, and spoke to an audience of approximately 100 attendees on leadership. Following the presentation, the cadets and Ms. Mustafa engaged in question and answers on leadership and current U.S. policies and presented ...
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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 ...
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Ambassador Robert Sherman Bids Official Farewell to Portugal

U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Robert Sherman bid an official farewell to Portugal on January 13 in a lunch-conference organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Portugal, the Portugal-United States Friendship Association, and the American Club. The theme of the conference was “Confidence Restored – A Bright Future for Portugal and the U.S.-Portugal Relationship.”   This ...
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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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Ambassador Sherman visits NRP Arpão

U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Robert A. Sherman visited the Portuguese submarine NRP (Navio da República Portuguesa) Arpão on January 11, 2017 in one of his final official engagements with the Portuguese military.  The Ambassador’s video with the Portuguese Fuzileiros went viral after the Portuguese won the Euro Cup in 2016, but this visit with the ...
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Robert Sherman Last Visit to the North of Portugal as U.S. Ambassador

U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Robert Sherman traveled north to Porto and Vale de Cambra on January 8-9 on his last official trip to the north of Portugal. During the visit to Porto, the Ambassador visited the University of Porto Rectory, the Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto, the Serralves Museum , met with mayors of several northern ...
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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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Conference: Portugal and the United States – Partners in a Changing World

On December 7, the University of Lisbon’s School for Higher Social and Political Studies (ISCSP) hosted the conference “Portugal and the United States: Partners in a Changing World”, an event sponsored by the Office of President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa which included the U.S. Embassy and the Luso-American Foundation, FLAD , as partners.  The opening session speakers were President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, U.S. Ambassador Robert Sherman and Professor Alice Trindade from ...
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