Ambassador Whitehead Speaks at The American School of Kinshasa Graduation

On June 7, Ambassador Robert Whitehead spoke at The American School of Kinshasa, where 21 students graduated. Emphasizing that TASOK is committed to hone real world skills of its student through events such as the TED conference and exercises that provide an opportunity to highlight individual leadership skills, Ambassador Whitehead underscored the importance of strong ...
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Remarks for Martin Luther King Day Reception

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, welcome. As we begin 2016, I wish a peaceful, healthy and prosperous year for all of you and for this beautiful country. The United States and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have had a strong partnership for decades. We are committed to continuing and reinforcing that this year and ...
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Ambassador James Swan 4th of July Remarks

Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to our celebration of the 239th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America. In just over 1000 words, the Declaration laid out our nation’s central philosophy—that we are all created equal, that we all enjoy unalienable rights, and that any government derives its ...
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Ambassador James Swan 4th of July Remarks

Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to our celebration of the 239th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America. In just over 1000 words, the Declaration laid out our nation’s central philosophy—that we are all created equal, that we all enjoy unalienable rights, and that any government derives its ...
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Remarks for Martin Luther King Day Reception

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen welcome as we celebrate and remember Dr. Martin Luther King, a man whose movement dramatically changed America and has influenced the entire world. The United States observes Martin Luther King Day as a national holiday.  We are the only Western country to have a national holiday for a person of ...
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Remarks for YALI/USAID Youth Assessment

Good evening, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, friends and colleagues.  On behalf of the U.S. Embassy, it is an honor to welcome you here tonight, especially our 2014 Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) fellows and our partners at the International Youth Foundation (IYF) who undertook, in partnership with USAID, a nation-wide youth assessment. This is a ...
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Remarks for Martin Luther King Day Reception

Good evening, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, friends and colleagues.  Daphne and I are honored and delighted that you could join us here this evening to celebrate and remember Dr. Martin Luther King and the movement to which he dedicated his life.  Dr. King’s powerful message—perhaps most memorably expressed in his “I Have a Dream” speech—is ...
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