U.S. Embassy Opens New American Space at University

Public Affairs Section (PAS) Abidjan officially opened a new American Space at Côte d’Ivoire’s largest university on Sept. 25 after a year’s worth of planning. The new facility increases the space from the previous smaller university-owned research institute and will provide more modern facilities and better support to staff.  The space will focus on addressing ...
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Independence Day Remarks Chargé d’Affaires, Katherine Brucker

Independence Day Remarks Chargé d’Affaires, Katherine Brucker Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire July 3, 2018 It is a pleasure to welcome so many friends here today as we celebrate the 242nd anniversary of American independence.  Before I get started, I’d like to salute the presence here tonight of a large delegation from the President’s Advisory Council on ...
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“Pédalons Pour la Paix”, marking 2nd anniversary of terrorist attack on Grand Bassam

“Pédalons Pour la Paix. “or “Ride for Peace” was organized to pay tribute to the victims of the March 13, 2016 terrorist attack. Over 100 bicyclists participated in the ride to Grand Bassam on March 11th, 2018 including American Embassy employees and family members, the Minister of Youth Employment Sidi Toure, the cycling club of ...
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U.S.-African Partnerships: Advancing Common Interests

Remarks Thomas A. Shannon, Jr.  Under Secretary for Political Affairs  U.S. Institute of Peace Washington, DC September 13, 2017 (As prepared) Introduction Good morning. Thank you President Lindborg for your very kind and generous introduction. To you and to Ambassador Carson I am grateful for the invitation to participate in this important and timely symposium. It ...
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Remarks by President Obama at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum (extracts)

Plaza Hotel New York, New York   […] As President, I’ve worked to transform our relationship with Africa so that we’re working together, as equal partners.  I’m proud to be the first American President to visit sub-Saharan Africa four times; the first to visit Ethiopia and speak before the African Union; the first to visit ...
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Charge d’Affaires Andrew Haviland Launches USAID Cattle Expo

Regional Livestock Salon, Palais de la Culture, Abidjan August 31, 2016   I am delighted to be here to participate in the opening of the first Regional Livestock Salon.  Producers, traders, processors and others involved in West Africa’s livestock market are here, including members of the national livestock federations of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, ...
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Excerpts of Remarks by Secretary Kerry at the Global Connect Initiative, April 14, 2016

April 14, 2016 The internet is essential to economy prosperity in the 21st century. As President Obama said last year, the internet is not a luxury; it’s a necessity. So when we talk about infrastructure today, we have to include the internet, right alongside roads and ports and bridges and dams and airports and power ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: International Women’s Day

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC March 8, 2016 On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the world’s women—past, present, and future—and recognize their many contributions and reflect on what more needs to be done to empower over half of the world’s population. We remember the extraordinary achievements of women throughout history, and ...
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Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Remarks “Boko Haram and its Regional Impact”

The Capitol Visitor Center, U.S. House of Representatives INTRO Good morning everyone. Thank you Representative Bass for that kind introduction. I’m not going to go through protocols. I see all of my Ambassadors here in the room. And they know that we are all working together on Africa policy, so I will just say all ...
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Handover of Musical Equipment at the University of Felix Houphouet-Boigny in Abidja

Mr. Representative of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research; Madame President of the University of Félix Houphouët-Boigny; Mr. Director of the Regional Center of University Works of Abidjan (CROU-A); Distinguished administrators and faculty members; Members of the national and local media; Dear students; Ladies and gentlemen; It is my pleasure to be here ...
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Inaugural Workshop on Successful Election Coverage by Private Non-Commercial Radio Stations for the 2015 Election

Director General of the High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HACA) Ladies and Gentlemen Officials in the Administration Traditional and Religious Chiefs Ladies and Gentlemen journalists in private non-commercial radio: Good morning.  I am very happy to be with you today in Grand Bassam, such a historic city in Côte d’Ivoire.  Thank you to so many ...
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Celebration of the 239th anniversary of American Independence Chancellery Atrium, Embassy of the United States

Welcome to the celebration of the 239th anniversary of our Declaration of Independence This evening I have a special thought for our Muslim brothers and sisters who are at the midpoint of the great month of Ramadan.  Salam Aleikoum, Ramadan Kareeem.  I pray God Almighty blesses you and gives you a peaceful fast. Honorable guests, ...
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Handover of IT Equipment at the Independent Electoral Commission (CEI)

Mr. President of the Independent Electoral Commission; Honorable Commissioners; Members of the national and local media; Distinguished guests; Ladies and gentlemen; It is a pleasure to be here today to participate in a handover ceremony with the Independent Electoral Commission. As the presidential electoral process is currently underway with the voter registration phase, it is ...
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PEPFAR Event for Laboratory Equipment and Vehicles Handover to the Ministry of Health

INSP, Adjamé – Abidjan Madam Minister of Health and the Fight against AIDS, Director of Cabinet at Ministry of Health, Director of Cabinet Ministry in Charge of Budget, Director General for Health, Regional Health Directors, Departmental Health Directors, Representatives  from UN Agencies (WHO, UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNDP, ….), Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me first of ...
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IUGB Speech: Perspectives on American Democracy at International University of Grand Bassam

Good Afternoon. I would like to thank Professor Tompihé for that kind introduction. Thank you President Touré, Professor Legrouri, and the other members of the faculty for inviting me back to IUGB to deliver these remarks. And of course, I must express my appreciation to the student body of IUGB for coming today. I look ...
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Workshop for PEPFAR’s Sustainability Index and Dashboard

  Good morning and thank you for joining the US Government’s PEPFAR team in Côte d’Ivoire today for the Sustainability Index and Dashboard workshop. The Ivoirian government and PEPFAR have been partners in the fight against HIV and AIDS for over 10 years.  During the course of this partnership, our two governments have worked side ...
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Remarks by Chargé at National Council for the Fight against AIDS (CNLS )

Over the past year, the Government of Côte d’Ivoire has increased its focus on HIV and on other challenges of public health.  Sound public health programming is an important element of good governance.  It is important for the Ivoirian government, for the American government and for our global partners.  UNAIDS has developed new goals that ...
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Speech by Terence P. McCulley, Ambassador of the U.S. in Cote d’Ivoire on the occasion of the launch ceremony

Ladies and gentlemen, The launch of the electoral assistance program offers me the opportunity once again to encourage the ongoing efforts of the Ivoirian Government to hold transparent, inclusive and peaceful elections in Côte d’Ivoire. Electoral reforms initiated by the government to ensure that the elections are carried out responsibly are encouraging signs. To this ...
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Ambassador Terence P. McCulley remarks at the Inauguration of Akouédo Military Medical Clinic

  Mr.  Minister to the President of the Republic, in Charge of Defense, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to first thank the Minister to the President of the Republic, in Charge of Defense for the opportunity to participate in this event marking another example of the partnership between our two governments. HIV/AIDS is a ...
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Speech of His Excellency Terence McCulley, Ambassador of the United States of America in Côte d’Ivoire during the Inaugural Tour of New Pharmacy

  I am very happy with your choice to involve the Government of the United States of America at this ceremony. The positive changes we see in the New Public Health Pharmacy (NPSP) in recent months are very important for the success of health programs in Côte d’Ivoire.  I commend the Government of Côte d’Ivoire ...
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Ambassador Terence P. McCulley Remarks at YALI Reception

Welcome, and thank you for coming.  We are coming together this evening to recognize the twelve remarkable individuals who were selected to represent Côte d’Ivoire as 2014 Mandela Washington Fellows, the program formally known as the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).  They were chosen for this program for their initiative, leadership, and desire to give ...
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Speech by Ambassador Terence McCulley, Ambassador of the United States of America to Côte d’Iviore. Launch of the pilot project SHOPS

  Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.  It is a pleasure to be here. During the past decade, the government of Côte d’Ivoire, with the support of development partners including the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), has made significant progress in responding to HIV.  This progress is marked by the extension of ...
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Ambassador McCulley’s Remarks at the Launching Event for the Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development PRADD II Project

  Golf Hotel, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire Minister Brou, Representatives of International Organizations, Distinguished Guests; I am very happy to be here today to mark the official launch of the Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development (PRADD) II project in Côte d’Ivoire.  I would particularly like to note the hard work of Minister Brou in leading ...
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Ambassador McCulley’s Remarks at the Access English Microscholarship Program Ceremony10:00am Friday July 18th, 2014 in the Embassy Atrium

  Representative from the Minister of National Education and Vocational Training Officials from the Ministry of National Education School administrators and teachers The Director and staff of Connect-USA (CUSA) Dear children Dear parents Dear guests It is a pleasure for me to participate in this double ceremony this morning.  I would like to thank all ...
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Remarks of Ambassador Terence P. McCulley at the Celebration of the 238th Anniversary of American Independence

  U.S. Embassy Chancery Atrium, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire Remarks by Ambassador Terence P. McCulley Protocols Thank you for joining us on the occasion of the celebration of the 238th anniversary of our Declaration of Independence.    In a letter to his wife on the eve of its adoption, John Adams, one of our Founding Fathers (and ...
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Ambassador McCulley’s Remarks Signing Ceremony for the Third Amendment of the Limited Scope Grant Agreement between the United States Government

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire His Excellency, the Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs Director of Cabinet, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr. Representative of the Ministry of Finance and Economy Ladies and Gentlemen, First of all, I would like to thank the Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs, as well as ...
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Introduction to Earth Day Conference on Climate Change by Ambassador Terence P. McCulley

  Thank you for being here today to join me in celebrating Earth Day and talking about the important issue of climate change.  Each year, Earth Day gives us the opportunity to highlight the importance of preserving and protecting the world around us, not just for the present, but for future generations.  Each year, more ...
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Opening Remarks by Ambassador Terence P. McCulley at the Seminar on Good Governance, Ethics, and the Struggle against Corruption

  The Director General and employees of the Directorate General of Taxes: I am delighted to welcome you to the Embassy for today’s seminar. The United States has clear priorities for its engagement with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire that are meant to restore the Ivoirian people’s confidence in government institutions and expand economic opportunities.  ...
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Remarks of Ambassador Terence P. McCulley at the Inauguration of Two New Annex Buildings at The Bouaké Court of First Instance

It is a pleasure to be here today to inaugurate two new annex buildings at the Bouaké Court of First Instance. As a first-time visitor in Bouaké, I am impressed with the progress that government officials, business leaders, and community members have made in a short period of time to return Bouaké to its standing ...
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Remarks of Ambassador Terence P. McCulley at the Inauguration of American Corner Bouaké (March 27, 2014)

Good afternoon. It is a pleasure for me to be here to inaugurate the American Corner at the University Alassane Ouattara on my first trip to Bouaké.  This Corner – the fourth and the newest in Côte d’Ivoire – is the result of strong cooperation between the university and the United States Embassy in Abidjan.  ...
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Ambassador Terence P. McCulley Opening Remarks at “Spotlight SIDA” Launch Event

  Good morning ladies and gentlemen and welcome.  Thank you for joining us today.  We at the United States Embassy are very happy to  launch a new and exciting initiative supported by PEPFAR, the President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief.  This initiative, entitled “Spotlight SIDA,” was developed in partnership with Voice of America and RTI ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks: National Assembly Inauguration of Rehabilitated Speaker’s Office

  Excellency the President of the National Assembly, Distinguished First Vice President of the National Assembly, Distinguished Vice Presidents of the National Assembly, Distinguished Parliamentarians of Côte d’Ivoire, It is a pleasure to be here today to celebrate the official inauguration of the rehabilitated National Assembly Speaker’s Office. Since my arrival late last year, I ...
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Welcoming Remarks by Ambassador Terence P. McCulley: Human Rights Coffee at the CMR (February 13, 2014)

Good evening.  Thank you very much for joining us here today for an opportunity to come together and discuss what has always been and remains an extremely pressing issue around the world – the issue of human rights.  Most of you here today represent some part of civil society and many of you are from ...
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