Embaixatriz Glass Joins U.S. Service Members in Community Service Projects in Lisbon

On November 13, over thirty service men and women from the USS Harry S. Truman and USS Forrest Sherman and Embaixatriz Mary Glass participated in volunteer activities throughout Lisbon.  During their free time, the sailors emphasized the important values of citizen engagement and service. Service members from the USS Harry S. Truman conducted activities in Monsanto Park and at ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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, ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

United States Forest Service Experts in Portugal

United States Forest Service ( USFS ) experts will be visiting Portugal this week, as part of the U.S. Embassy’s continued efforts to support Portugal in the aftermath of the wildfires that hit Portugal this summer. With its elite wildland firefighting team and the world’s largest forestry research organization, the USFS aims to sustain the health, ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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»

Statement by Ambassador George Glass

In response to the recent and tragic wildfires around Portugal, the United States is supporting the Portuguese Red Cross and Caritas with a total of $50,000 from the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. These funds will support recovery efforts and assist victims. I know that money alone will not replace all that was lost.  ...
Read More»

U.S. Embassy Statement on Wildfires in Portugal

The United States reaffirms its unwavering support for Portugal and its people during these difficult days.  We extend our deepest condolences to the victims of this tragedy, their families, and their communities.   The courage and dedication of firefighters, first responders, and all others who are committed to saving lives and protecting property is inspiring.  The ...
Read More»

Admiral says new NATO “Hub” to address challenges to the South

U.S. Embassy, Lisbon – Admiral Michelle Howard, commander Allied Joint Force Command Naples, discussed key aspects of the recently-opened NATO Strategic Direction South Hub with Ambassador George Glass, Chief of the Portuguese Navy, Admiral António Manuel Fernandes da Silva Ribeiro, and various other political and military guests here today. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced ...
Read More»

Commandant of the Marine Corps Highlights Strength of U.S.-Portuguese Military Ties

General Robert B. Neller, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, visited Portugal on October 3, 2017 to meet with Portuguese military leaders and attend briefings with the staff Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) in Lisbon.  During his trip, he met with the Chief of the Portuguese Navy, Admiral António Manuel Fernandes da Silva ...
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»

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis meets with Portuguese Minister of Defense José Alberto Azeredo Lopes

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis met with Portuguese Minister of Defense José Alberto Azeredo Lopes on September 12, 2017, at the Pentagon. Secretary Mattis highlighted Portugal’s value to the United States and NATO as a longstanding, reliable ally. He thanked the minister for continued support in NATO’s security efforts along its southern flank, and discussed ...
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»

Chargé d’Affaires Herro Mustafa to speak about “Transatlantic relations after the first 100 days”

Chargé d’Affaires Herro Mustafa will be the keynote speaker at the next American Chamber of Commerce in Portugal luncheon, which will take place on May 4, at 12:30, at the Marriott Hotel. As the Trump administration completes its first 100 days, Chargé d’Affaires Herro Mustafa will examine the primary policy issues on transatlantic relations between ...
Read More»

Exhibition by U.S. artist Sherry Wiggins in Alentejo

The exhibition by U.S. artist Sherry Wiggins, “Reencontrado-a / Meeting Her Again”, opened on January 28 in a ceremony held at the Palace/Museum dos Marqueses de Praia e Monforte, in Estremoz. The event began with music by a young saxophone player, Marina Pereira, from the University of Évora. The Museum Director, Hugo Guerreiro, congratulated Ms. ...
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»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»
Show More ∨