Remarks by Vice President Pence on the Administration’s Policy Toward China

The Hudson Institute Washington, D.C. 11:07 A.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Ken, for that kind introduction. To the Members of the Board of Trustees, to Dr. Michael Pillsbury, to our distinguished guests, and to all of you who, true to your mission in this place, “think about the future in unconventional ways” –- ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Robin Bernstein at her Welcome Reception

Good evening. Gracias, gracias, muchas gracias a todos por acompañarnos esta noche. Es un verdadero placer darles la bienvenida a nuestro hogar. I want to start by thanking President Trump and the American people for the opportunity to be here with you this evening. It is a great honor to serve as the chief representative ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Robert Copley at the AMCHAMDR Luncheon

Robert Copley Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo Remarks: “DR-CAFTA, The Next Ten Years” Wednesday, November 22, 2017   Remarks as Prepared Thank you to the American Chamber of Commerce, or AMCHAMDR, for being a steadfast partner for our mission and an advocate for U.S. business interests in the Dominican Republic, as well as ...
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CDA Robert Copley’s Remarks at OSAC Conference

Greetings to our fellow OSAC members and its affiliates.  It is a great pleasure for me to be here and take part in the Overseas Security Advisory quarterly conference.  OSAC continues to be an important public and private sector worldwide initiative with the purpose of promoting security cooperation between American private sector interests and the ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Robert Copley at Interceptor Turnover Ceremony

Honorable Minister of Defense, Lieutenant General Ruben Paulino Sem, Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Miguel Peña Acosta, Members of the Dominican Armed Forces, Members of the Press, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning.  I am honored to join you today as we celebrate the continued strong cooperation between the United States and Dominican ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Robert Copley at his Welcome Reception

Remarks by Robert Copley Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. of the U.S. Embassy Welcome reception August 15, 2017 Ladies and gentlemen, Friends and partners of this diplomatic mission, welcome and many thanks for being here tonight and for this warm welcome. It is an honor to be in the Dominican Republic and spend time with you this ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Patrick Dunn at 241st Independence Day Celebration

Remarks by Mr. Patrick Dunn U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. During 241st Independence Day Celebration July 6th, 2017   Ladies and Gentlemen, On behalf of the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo, welcome to our 241st Independence Day celebration.  We’re delighted you could join us this evening. Images of Independence Day on the fourth ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Patrick Dunn During LGBTI Pride March

Remarks by Mr. Patrick Dunn US Embassy Chargé d’Affaires During LGBTI Pride March July 2, 2017   Gracias Deivis, for that kind introduction. Representatives from foreign missions, Ladies and Gentelmen, Good Afternoon.  To the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Community and its allies: Happy Pride!  Thank you to the organizers, Amigos Siempre Amigos, and ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Patrick Dunn at FCS Reception

CDA – Patrick Dunn Commercial Reception Remarks: InterCon Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Thank you Maria Elena for that introduction and thank you David for hosting this lovely reception. Good evening everyone.   I will keep my comments brief because I know you are all eager to resume your evening.   I echo David’s sentiments about the importance ...
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Deputy Secretary John J. Sullivan Remarks at OAS General Assembly

Remarks Deputy Secretary John J. Sullivan At a Solo Press Availability June 20, 2017 Cancun, Mexico **UNEDITED/DRAFT** MODERATOR: (Via interpreter) Good afternoon. Welcome to this press conference of the Under* Secretary of State John Sullivan. He will start with a brief declaration and then he will answer some questions. I will assign the persons that ...
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Remarks by President Trump on the Policy of the United States Towards Cuba

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 16, 2017 Manuel Artime Theater Miami, Florida 1:31 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, everybody.  Thank you very much.  Great honor.  And thank you to my truly great friend, Vice President Mike Pence — he’s terrific.  (Applause.)  And thank you to Miami.  We ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Patrick Dunn at the English Teaching Conference

English Teaching Conference Opening Ceremony Thursday, June 15, 2017   Members of the Board of Directors of Instituto Cultural Dominico-Americano; Members of the table of honor; International Speakers; English teachers, distinguished guests, and friends; Good morning, and thank you, Ingeniero Ariza, for the warm welcome.  It is a pleasure to join you today to promote ...
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Remarks by the Vice President at the Northern Triangle Conference

The White House Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release June 15, 2017 Florida International University Miami, Florida 1:18 P.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, Mr. Secretary.  And thank you all, I’m truly honored to be with you at this important gathering. But before I begin, allow me to address the attack that ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Patrick Dunn During Reception to Commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the ICDA

Welcome Remarks Reception to Commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Instituto Cultural Dominico-Americano Tuesday, June 13, 2017   Mr. Jose Ariza, President of Board of Directors and other Members of the Board of the Instituto Cultural Dominico-Americano; Distinguished guests and friends; Good evening, and thank you, Ingeniero Ariza, for the warm welcome.  It is a ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Art Brown at the Carol Morgan School Senior Reception

Distinguished graduates, faculty and staff, parents, family members, friends, distinguished alumni; It is a pleasure to honor the graduating class of 2017, student award recipients, and this year’s distinguished alumnus tonight. On behalf of the United States Embassy, welcome and congratulations for all of your achievements.  A special congratulation as well to CMS’ faculty and ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Patrick Dunn at the 34th International Drug Enforcement Conference (IDEC)

Remarks by Mr. Patrick Dunn, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Embassy of the United States of America 34th International Drug Enforcement Conference (IDEC) May 16, 2017   Good morning, On behalf of the United States Embassy in Santo Domingo, good morning and welcome to the 2017 International Drug Enforcement Conference. First of all, I would like to ...
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Green Fest Opening Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Patrick Dunn

Remarks by Mr. Patrick Dunn, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. U.S. Embassy Green Fest Opening Ceremony April 23, 2017   Good afternoon.  I’d like to begin by welcoming all of you – special guests, artists, vendors, exhibitors, volunteers, and visitors – to the U.S. Embassy’s seventh annual Green Fest.  I am thrilled to be here with you to ...
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Remarks by Mr. Patrick Dunn, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., During Delivery of Vehicles to the Ministry of Defense

Remarks by Mr. Patrick Dunn Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. United States Embassy in Santo Domingo Delivery of Vehicles to the Ministry of Defense Tuesday, March 28, 2017   Dear General Lieutenant General Ruben Dario Paulino Sem, Minister of Defense, admirals, generals and officers, representatives of the diplomatic corps, senior officers and subordinates, all guests – I ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Patrick M. Dunn at the Canine Program Donation Ceremony

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Patrick M. Dunn Canine Program Donation Ceremony National Canine Academy, Bonao, March 10, 2017   Vice Admiral Félix Pimentel Brigadier General  Frugis Martínez Good morning. Two years ago, the United States and the Dominican Republic set a shared goal to create a first-class National Canine Academy.  To meet that goal, ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Patrick Dunn During the Ambassador’s Cup 17 Press Conference

Remarks by Mr. Patrick Dunn Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo During the Ambassador’s Cup 17 Press Conference March 9, 2017   -Members of the AMCHAMDR Board of Directors – Distinguished members of the American Chamber of Commerce – Distinguished special guests – Members of the press -Ladies and Gentlemen: We are delighted to be here with you ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Patrick Dunn in honor of International Women’s Day

U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo Chargé d’Affaires Patrick Dunn Remarks in honor of International Women’s Day Good evening.  What a wonderful attendance.  Standing here, I see so many great leaders and I am honored that you’ve chosen to join us tonight in recognition of International Women’s Day. “Be Bold for Change” is the International Women’s Day ...
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Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Patrick Dunn’s Remarks at Reception in Honor of FAS Deputy Administrator Mrs. Jocelyn Brown

Remarks as prepared   I am very pleased to welcome you to this reception in honor of Mrs. Jocelyn Brown, Deputy Administrator at the Office of Capacity Building and Development of the United States Department of Agriculture. This visit is a sample of the long and fruitful cooperation between the United States and the Dominican ...
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Acting DCM Brown’s Remarks at Inauguration Poster Show of Murals “The Dream Continues”

Remarks Presented by Arthur W. Brown, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission US Embassy Santo Domingo   Inauguration Poster Show of Murals “The Dream Continues” Centro Cultural Dominico-Americano   Tuesday, February 21, 2017 – 7:00 pm     Distinguished Sandra Rodríguez, Executive Director of the Centro Cultural Dominico-Americano; Honorable board members of the Centro Cultural Dominico-Americano; ...
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President Donald J. Trump’s Inaugural Address

THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will determine the course of ...
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Ambassador Brewster’s Speech at CONAVIHSIDA Recognition

Ambassador Brewster’s speech during CONAVIHSIDA’s recognition of his contributions to Human Rights and the National HIV Response in the Dominican Republic-January 16, 2017   –        Dr. Víctor Terrero, Director of CONAVIHSIDA –        Ms. Dulce Amonte, President of the Network of People Living with HIV –        Ladies and Gentlemen, members of the press   It is ...
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Ambassador Brewster’s Remarks at the Extradition Exchange of Instruments Ceremony-December 15, 2016

Ambassador James W. Brewster’s Remarks Extradition Exchange of Instruments Ceremony Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. –         The Honorable Miguel Vargas, Minister of Foreign Affairs; –         The Honorable Jean Alain Rodriguez, Attorney General; –         Distinguished guests; –         Members of the Press; It is my great pleasure and honor to represent the United States’ Government ...
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Remarks by PAO Chase Beamer, AFCP Closing Ceremony “The Conservation of the Mirabal Sisters’ Textile Collection”

December 15, 2016 Remarks, PAO Chase Beamer, AFCP Closing Ceremony “The Conservation of the Mirabal Sisters’ Textile Collection” Museo Memorial de la Resistencia Thursday, December 15, 2016   Honorable Museum Director, Luisa de la Pena; Distinguished Coordinator Noris Gonzalez; Distinguished Guest Minou Tavarez Mirabal; Friends, guests, and members of the media; It is an honor ...
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Remarks by Charge d’Affaires a.i. Patrick Dunn at Investment Seminar/Luncheon With Tampa Bay Trade Mission-December 6, 2016

December 6, 2016 Remarks by Patrick Dunn Chargé d’ Affaires a.i. Investment Seminar/Luncheon With Tampa Bay Trade Mission December 6, 2016, 2016 1:30 p.m. Thank you, David. Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. Ambassador Brewster sends his regards and would have been here today if at all possible. I would like to thank the Tampa Bay ...
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Ambassador Brewster’s World AIDS Day Remarks at Centro Sanitario-December 2, 2016

December 2, 2016  James W. Brewster United States Ambassador World AIDS Day Remarks Friday, Dec 2, 2016 – Centro Sanitario Honorable Minister of Health, Altagracia (Alta-Gra-see-uh) Guzmán Marcelino (Mar-say-Lee-no) Mr. Santo Rosario, Director of COIN Ladies and Gentlemen, members of the press —- It is a great honor to be here with you today in ...
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Ambassador Brewster’s Remarks on the Bilateral Agreement Between the U.S. and the Dominican Republic on Preclearance Operations

December 1, 2016 I am very proud to represent the United States in this significant signing today. We are also joined by Randy Howe, the Director of Preclearance Operations for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.  Thank you for joining us today. First and foremost, I would like to thank Minister Vargas for hosting this wonderful ...
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Ambassador Brewster’s World AIDS Day Remarks

December 1, 2016 Your Excellency, President Danilo Medina Honorable Minister of Health, Altagracia Guzmán Marcelino Mr. Lorenzo Jiménez de Luis, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations Dr. Víctor Terrero, Director of CONAVIHSIDA Ms. Dulce Amonte , President of the Network of People Living with HIV Ladies and Gentlemen, members of the press —- It is a great ...
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Ambassador Brewster’s Speech at AMCHAMDR Thanksgiving Luncheon-November 23, 2016

Remarks of the United States Ambassador, James W. Brewster During the American Chamber of Commerce in Dominican Republic’s Thanksgiving Luncheon “Democracy: Words in Action” Wednesday, November 23, 2016 Remarks as Prepared DEMOCRACY: WORDS IN ACTION Gustavo, thank you so much for the kind introduction.  In the past three years we have made many wonderful friends ...
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Welcome Remarks by Ambassador Brewster at the ConnectDR Conference.

November 10, 2016 Welcome remarks by Ambassador James Brewster   ConnectDR Conference Rennaissance Jaragua Hotel Sol de Oro Salon November 10, 2016 9:00 am   Honorable MESCYT Vice Minister Placido Gómez; Honorable President, of EDUCA, Jose Mármol; Honorable Dr. Ann Mason; Distinguished representatives of academia, guests and friends; Good morning.   Thank you all for coming ...
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Ambassador Brewster at Launch of the Dominican Republic Disability Guide

Mr. Magino Corporán, Director of the National Council of Disability (CONADIS), Mr. Maximo Iglesias, president of the Dominican Consortium for Tourism and Competitiveness (CDCT), members of the press, ladies and gentlemen. It is an honor to support the Dominican Republic on the issue of people with disabilities and announce the launch of the Accessible Tourism ...
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Ambassador Brewster’s Speech During the “Human Resources for Health, a Path to Excellence” Event

Dr. Altagracia Guzmán, Minister of Health; Mr. Gustavo Montalvo, Minister of the Presidency; Mr. Ramón Camejo, Minister of Public Administration; Mr. Pape Gaye, CEO and President of IntraHealth International. Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, good morning and thank you for this opportunity to speak with you all today.  It is a true pleasure to be ...
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Ambassador Brewster’s Speech at the Community Justice House Program 10th Anniversary

Dr. Mariano Germán, President of the Supreme Court of Justice Dr. Jean Alain Rodríguez, Attorney General Mrs. Josefina Arvelo, National Coordinator for Citizen Participation Ladies and gentlemen, good morning.  I am delighted to be here today to celebrate 10 years of success of the Community Justice Houses Program. First, congratulations Community Justice House for its ...
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Interceptor Turnover Ceremony

Ambassador James Brewster Interceptor Turnover Ceremony September 30, 2016   I appreciate the opportunity to join you today as we celebrate the donation of this latest in a series of twelve Boston Whalers that the people of the United States have contributed to the security of the Dominican Republic.  I am proud that we continue ...
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100th Anniversary of the Wreck of the USS Memphis

Your excellency Ambassador Roberto Alvarez; Honorable Maximo Iglesias, President of the Board of Directors of the Dominican Tourism Consortium; Distinguished Sr. Ranaud Anselin, Quinta Dominica; Distinguished representatives of the Dominican and U.S. Armed Forces; Honorable family members of Senor Emeterio Sánchez; It is an honor to be here with you to recognize the heroism of ...
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FATCA Intergovernmental Agreement Signing Remarks

James W. Brewster United States Ambassador FATCA Intergovernmental Agreement Signing Remarks –          The Honorable Donald Guerrero, Minister of Finance –          Hector Valdez, Governor of the Central Bank –          Luis Armando Asuncion, Superintendent of Banks –          Magin Diaz, Director General –          Gabriel Castro, Superintendent –          Jose Manuel Lopez Valdez,  ABA Executive President ...
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Ambassador’s Statement on California Shooting

“Fear breeds hate and hate breeds violence.  We must find a way to communicate our differences and have our voices heard without killing.  We are human beings who innately love but some continue to teach our future generations to despise and marginalize through acts of violence, We pray for those who lost their lives today ...
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Ambassador Acknowledges 9/11

“Today is the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the United States.  We will continue to acknowledge this day, as not only were the citizens of the United States impacted by these horrific events but also citizens of virtually every country throughout the world.  In addition to the 2,605 U.S. Citizens who lost their ...
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Secretary Kerry, Statement on Cuba

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Vienna, Austria July 1, 2015   SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. Thank you for your patience. In Washington a few moments ago, President Obama announced that we had reached an agreement to formally re-establish diplomatic relations with the Republic of Cuba and that we will reopen embassies in our ...
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Statement by the President on Cuba

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT ON THE RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH CUBA THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning, everybody.  Please have a seat. More than 54 years ago, at the height of the Cold War, the United States closed its embassy in Havana.  Today, I can announce that the United States has agreed to formally re-establish diplomatic ...
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OBO Principal Deputy Director Santo Domingo Dedication Ceremony –Construction of the New U.S. Embassy Campus

Good morning, Under Secretary Kennedy, Ambassador Brewster, Mr. President, Madam First Lady, and other honored guests. I’m Heather Townsend – Principal Deputy Director of the State Department’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations – and I, too, would like to thank you for joining us for this important ceremony. I am delighted to be here and ...
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Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Feeley’s Remarks on U.S. Policy and Engagement on Freedom of the Press, April 5, 2014

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Feeley’s Remarks on U.S. Policy and Engagement on Freedom of the Press April 5, 2014, 9:30 am Inter-American Press Association Semi-Annual Meeting Hilton Bridgetown, Barbados Thank you Anne for that kind introduction and most importantly for all of the outstanding work you do at The Nation.  Thank you also to the ...
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Dedication Ceremony Remarks for Under Secretary Kennedy New Embassy Compound, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Mr. President, distinguished ministers, ambassadors, members of the diplomatic corps, guests, ladies and gentleman.  Good morning to you. It’s a great pleasure for me to be in Santo Domingo today to help dedicate this marvelous new Embassy.  It is a symbol of the United States’ enduring commitment to the Dominican Republic, and to the strong ...
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“Seeking Economic Growth for a Sustainable Future”, American Chamber of Commerce Thanksgiving Luncheon

First, I am happy to announce, as many of you already may know, that Ambassador Wally Brewster arrived in country yesterday and looks forward to taking up his official duties once he presents his credentials to President Medina. As many of you know, tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the United States, and we will give thanks ...
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