Remarks by Chargé d’affaires a.i. Manuel P. Micaller at the AmCham Annual General Meeting Regarding the Indo-Pacific Strategy and Mongolia

Shangri-La Hotel, Paris-Beijing Room November 16, 9:00 a.m. Good morning, American business community.  I’d like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank Steve Potter for his service to Amcham, U.S. businesses, and overall contributions to our commercial diplomacy initiatives.  Thank you Steve. I’d also like to welcome Oybek as the new Chair – and, ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Manuel P. Micaller at the AmCham Rollout of the 2018 Mongolia Investment Climate Statement

CDA Micaller: Good morning Chairman Potter, members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia, and guests.  My team and I are continuing the tradition of the AmCham rollout of our Mongolia Investment Climate Statement inaugurated by Ambassador Galt in 2017.   I want to thank you and Amcham for hosting, and for the guests who ...
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President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union Address

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow Americans: Less than 1 year has passed since I first stood at this podium, in this majestic chamber, to speak on behalf ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Kindergarten Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Zamiin-Uud

AMBASSADOR GALT: State Secretary Bolormaa, Governor Enkhtuyshin, Governor Aldarbayar, distinguished guests, parents and students – good afternoon and thank you for joining me today as we dedicate this brand new, beautiful kindergarten. I am excited to be with you in Zamiin-Uud, during yet another great event to celebrate this, the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Responsible Travel Outreach Campaign Launch Event

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good afternoon.  Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Munkh-Orgil and I thank you for taking time from your busy schedules to join us at Chinggis Khaan International Airport. Although it is far from our offices, I believe this is the ideal setting in which to introduce an important new bilateral initiative between our two ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt for the 9th UBIFF Opening


AMBASSADOR GALT: Good evening, everyone. I am delighted to mark the opening of the 9th Annual Ulaanbaatar International Film Festival. I would like to begin by congratulating the Ulaanbaatar City Mayor’s Office, the Arts and Culture Department of the Capital City’s Implementing Agency, the Arts Council of Mongolia, the Film Council of Mongolia, and all ...
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Introductory Remarks for DAS Alan Turley by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the AmCham Trade Monthly Meeting

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning everyone. Chairman Liotta and members of AmCham, I appreciate the opportunity to introduce our special guest, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for China and Mongolia Alan Turley. As I have said many times on this stage, reinvigorating the U.S.-Mongolia economic relationship is my highest priority as Ambassador. We are pursuing multiple avenues to achieve this ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Remarks at Balance Magic Closing Ceremony

AMBASSADOR GALT: Brigadier General Ganzorig, Colonel Khash-Erdene, Lieutenant Colonel Kim, Lieutenant Colonel Honda, soldiers, officers, and non-commissioned officers of the Mongolian Armed Forces Unit 084 Special Tactics Unit, the Special Forces Training Center, soldiers from the U.S. 1st Special Forces Group, distinguished guests, good morning. It is a privilege to be with you and always ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the George C. Marshall Center Alumni Event

AMBASSADOR GALT: A warm welcome to alumni of the George C. Marshall Center and to all of tonight’s distinguished guests. I’m pleased to be co-hosting tonight’s reception with Marc Johnson of the Marshall Center Alumni Office. I am the first of many speakers this evening, so I will keep my remarks brief. In keeping with the ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Defense Attaché Welcome Reception

AMBASSADOR GALT: Distinguished colleagues from the Mongolian Government, Mongolian Armed Forces, fellow Ambassadors, representatives from the diplomatic corps, and resident Defense Attachés, good evening. It is my distinct pleasure to host everyone here to officially introduce and welcome to Mongolia our new Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché, Lieutenant Colonel Mike Dorschner. While LTC Dorschner arrived in August, and has likely ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Remarks at Annual National Museums Conference 2017

AMBASSADOR GALT: I am delighted to mark the opening of the 7th Annual National Museums Conference in Mongolia. This is the ideal venue to celebrate the achievements of the “Documentation of the Collections of the National Museum of Mongolia” project, which was funded by the United States Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation. Although I am unable ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks for Invest Mongolia 2017 Ambassadors Panel

AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY AMBASSADOR GALT: MP Tsogtbaatar, my fellow Ambassadors, business representatives, ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. It’s a pleasure to be part of this distinguished Ambassadors Panel at this year’s Invest Mongolia conference. I would like to thank the organizers for bringing together all the important stakeholders in Mongolia’s economic future. Open dialogue ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt for Direct Line: Promoting U.S. Higher Education to Mongolian Students

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening to those of you who are joining this Direct Line Webinar:  Promoting U.S. Higher Education to Mongolian Students. I am joined today by Mr. Badruun of Gerhub and Mr. Batjin of the Tomujin Academy. I also have with me key members of my Team, Economics Section Chief ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the AmCham Monthly Meeting

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning. Chairman Liotta, Minister Munkhbat, and members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia, I am pleased to be here today. I welcome the opportunity of today’s meeting to support the American Chamber’s ongoing efforts to improve the investment environment in Mongolia. The partnership between the U.S. Embassy and the American ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt to New LEAD Mongolia Fellows

AMBASSADOR GALT: Hello, and welcome to all of our newest LEAD Mongolia Fellows. It is always exciting for me to meet with Fellows from the Leaders Advancing Democracy Mongolia program. Youth development and mentorship are among my highest priorities as United States Ambassador. Beginning early last year, I worked together with USAID to introduce the ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Peace Corps Swearing-In Ceremony for M28 Volunteers

AMBASSADOR GALT: Thank you, Gene, for that kind introduction, and thank you, Ariunaa and Magnai, our two able emcees. Chairman Erdenebat, host family members, staff, honored guests, and Peace Corps Volunteers and Trainees, good morning. I am pleased to be in Darkhan on this special occasion and honored to swear in our newest group of ...
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Welcoming Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the 2017 Fulbright ETA In-Country Orientation

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good afternoon everyone.  It’s wonderful to see you all again. I recall well our initial fortuitous meeting in Washington; it’s great to welcome you to Mongolia. Congratulations to all of you on your selection as Fulbright English Teaching Assistants and on your choice of Mongolia as your country of assignment. The Fulbright ETA ...
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Welcoming Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt to the New LEAD Mongolia Fellows

Hello, and welcome to all of our newest LEAD Mongolia Fellows. It is always exciting for me to meet with Fellows from the Leaders Advancing Democracy Mongolia program. Youth development and mentorship are among my highest priorities as United States Ambassador. Beginning early last year, I worked together with USAID to introduce the LEAD initiative ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on Mongolia’s National Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release July 10, 2017 Statement by Secretary Tillerson  Mongolia’s National Day   On behalf of the United States, our best wishes to the people of Mongolia as you celebrate your National Day on July 11th. As the United States and Mongolia mark 30 years of ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at U.S. Independence Day Celebration

AMBASSADOR GALT: Foreign Minister Munkh-Orgil, distinguished guests, fellow Americans, and friends of the United States and Mongolia, welcome to tonight’s celebration of the 241st anniversary of the independence of the United States of America. In commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence, we recognize the desire of America’s founding fathers to govern themselves and ...
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Opening Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at Jesse Davis Quartet’s “Jazz and Soul” concert

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good evening everyone. Today is the 241st anniversary of the independence of the United States of America, so to start off, Happy Birthday America! It is a great pleasure to open this evening’s “Jazz and Soul” concert featuring a performance by world-famous jazz saxophonist, Jesse Davis, who hails from New Orleans, Louisiana, in the United States. ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the AmCham Monthly Meeting on Mongolia’s Investment Climate 2017 and Beyond

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning everyone. Chairman Liotta and members of the American Chamber of Commerce Mongolia, I appreciate this opportunity to present our 2017 Mongolia Investment Climate Statement. Before I begin, I would like to congratulate AmCham on arranging an impressive trade delegation to Washington – the largest ever from Mongolia. It was a privilege ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Business Roundtable of AmCham Trade Mission with GE

Achieving Sustainable Growth in Mongolia through an Improved Business Environment AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning, everyone. It is my pleasure to participate in this business roundtable. I appreciate the opportunity totalk about the extraordinary U.S.-Mongolia partnership and what the improving Mongolian business environment means for everyone here. I would like to start by thanking Foreign Minister Munkh-Orgil ...
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Opening Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the AmCham Trade Mission to Washington, DC

AMBASSADOR GALT: Mr. Foreign Minister, Chairman Liotta, Senior Vice President Overby, distinguished guests, it is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to AmCham’s Fourth Annual Trade Mission. Thank you to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for hosting us this morning and a warm welcome to the companies who have traveled from Mongolia as part of ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Opening of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s “Friendship Melodies” Concert

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good evening. Thank you, Mr. State Secretary, for joining me tonight. It is a great pleasure to open this evening’s performance by members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, a group renowned for creating powerful musical experiences for audiences around the world. I am delighted to welcome as well the Mongolian Professional Music Association’s Itgel Chamber ...
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Opening Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Direct Line Call

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening to those joining this Direct Line presentation: Export Opportunities in Mongolia’s Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Markets. I am pleased to have with me today Mr. Angarag, Head of the Renewable Energy Division in the Ministry of Energy, and Mr. Narantuguldur of Engie Group. I also ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the LEAD Alliance Summit

AMBASSADOR GALT: Deputy Foreign Minister Battsetseg, distinguished guests, International Republican Institute and World Learning colleagues, LEAD fellows, and friends of the United States and Mongolia – welcome. I am delighted to join Deputy Foreign Minister Battsetseg at this Leaders Advancing Democracy Alliance Summit to highlight the achievements of Mongolia’s best and brightest emerging leaders. I ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Gobi Wolf 2017 Opening Dinner

AMBASSADOR GALT: Brigadier General Badral, Governor Naranbaatar, Chairman Sugir, distinguished guests, good evening. I am delighted to welcome you to tonight’s dinner. Gobi Wolf 2017 is off to a great start, demonstrating yet again the close partnership between the United States and Mongolia. We have jointly hosted this exercise for six of the 30 years ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Gobi Wolf 2017 Opening Ceremony

AMBASSADOR GALT: Brigadier General Badral, Member of Parliament Amarzaya, Governor Naranbaatar, Chairman Sugir, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. It is a great pleasure to participate in the opening of Gobi Wolf 2017. In a year marking the 30th anniversary of the establishment of U.S.-Mongolia diplomatic relations, this exercise is a superb example of ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Uvs American Shelf Ribbon Cutting

AMBASSADOR GALT: Governor Batsaikhan, Director Bulgan and staff, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. It is my pleasure to be here today to formally open the newest addition to our growing network of American Spaces in Mongolia. This is a wonderful way to celebrate the 30th anniversary this year of the establishment of U.S.-Mongolia diplomatic relations. ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Khovd American Corner 10th Anniversary Event

AMBASSADOR GALT: Governor Galsandondog, library staff, ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. I am delighted to be in Khovd to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the American Cultural and Information Center. This event coincides, as many of you know, with the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Mongolia. Governor ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the the BCM Ambassadors Roundtable

AMBASSADOR GALT: Chairman Byambasaikhan, Ambassadors Jaeger, Duppel, and Takaoka, and members of the Business Council of Mongolia, thank you for inviting me to discuss this important topic with fellow supporters of Mongolia’s democracy and free-market economy. 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Mongolia, and I ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Launch of the Mercy Corps Livestock Project

AMBASSADOR GALT: Deputy Prime Minister Khurelsukh, Ramesh Singh and the Mercy Corps team, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. It is a pleasure to participate in the launch of Mercy Corps’ new economic development program focused on building a competitive meat export sector. I have been excited about this project since my arrival in Ulaanbaatar a ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Entrepreneurship Expo 2017

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good afternoon, and welcome to the U.S. Embassy’s first-ever Entrepreneurship Expo! MP Uchral, thank you for participating. I recognize and appreciate the important work that you and the Parliamentary Innovation Caucus do to improve the start-up ecosystem in Mongolia. Throughout the world, U.S. embassies promote entrepreneurship and the essential role it plays in ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Boeing Operating Lease Agreement Signing

AMBASSADOR GALT: Mr. Tamir, State Secretary Davaasuren, Vice Minister Tsogtgerel, Boeing executives, ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to be with you this morning to celebrate the operating lease agreement signing for two Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. As U.S. Ambassador, expanding our economic engagement with Mongolia – especially our trade and investment ties – ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the English Language Lab Ribbon Cutting

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning. Vice Minister Dulamdorj, Major General Choijamts, distinguished guests, I am delighted to be with you today at the National Defense University, Mongolia’s premier professional military education institution. I can think of no better place for a state-of-the-art English language lab than NDU’s Foreign Language Training Center, which already has impressive language ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at MASA Panel Discussion on Women’s Leadership

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good evening, MASA members, panelists, and distinguished guests. Thank you Ms. Gandolgor for your introduction and for organizing tonight’s discussion. I would also like to recognize Vice Minister of Finance and MASA President Bulgantuya for your leadership and for serving as such a compelling role model for women and girls. It is an ...
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Direct Line Call Opening Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening to those of you who are joining this Direct Line presentation: Export Opportunities in Mongolia’s Agribusiness and Livestock Sector. I am joined here in UB today by Ms. Enkhtsetseg from Mercy Corps and Mr. David Reiner from MSM, an agricultural equipment distributor. I also have with ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Cummins Mongolia Event

AMBASSADOR GALT: Steve, Members of Parliament and of the government of Mongolia, Ambassador Arnold, ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to be sharing this early spring evening with you to celebrate all that Cummins Mongolia has accomplished. I have made my top priority as United States Ambassador the expansion of our economic engagement with Mongolia, ...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s Message to the People of Mongolia on Mongolian Lunar New Year

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC February 24, 2017 On behalf of President Trump and the American people, we send our best wishes to the people of Mongolia as you gather with your families and friends to celebrate Tsagaan Sar on February 27. I hope that the new year brings you ...
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Opening Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Press Roundtable

AMBASSADOR GALT: We are pleased to be celebrating the 30th anniversary of our diplomatic relationship this year. In cooperation with the MFA, we marked the actual anniversary date, January 27, with an academic conference, a photo exhibit, a concert with both U.S. and Mongolian musicians, and a diplomatic reception. We’re looking to continue the celebration ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Altai-Denali Ger Naming Ceremony

AMBASSADOR GALT: Minister Oyunkhorol, Ministry of Environment and Tourism officials, and Mr. Medema, welcome to the U.S. Embassy ger. Thank you all for joining us for the naming of this innovative ger, which was inspired by Mongolia and made in America. We dedicated this ger in October to welcome our consular customers in a manner ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the 30th Anniversary Reception

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good evening. Mr. Foreign Minister, distinguished guests, friends and colleagues, it is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to tonight’s reception honoring the 30th anniversary of the establishment of U.S.-Mongolia diplomatic relations.  I know from many of my predecessors that they wish they could be here tonight.  They all fondly remember their time ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Concert of Break of Reality & Mongolian State Morin Khuur Ensemble

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good evening, and welcome to tonight’s concert celebrating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Mongolia. Thank you, Mr. State Secretary, for joining me this evening. Tonight we have an opportunity to listen to a unique joint performance by the cello rock bank “Break of Reality,” ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Joint Press Conference for the 30th Anniversary Photo Exhibit

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning. I am delighted to be here with Foreign Minister Munkh-Orgil to mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of U.S.-Mongolia diplomatic relations – and thank you for a copy of this wonderful calendar! Our formal diplomatic partnership began 30 years ago today with the signing of a joint communiqué between the United ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the 30th Anniversary Conference of U.S.-Mongolia Diplomatic Relations

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning.  Thank you, Mr. State Secretary, for your kind introduction. Mr. Foreign Minister, distinguished guests, and friends of the United States and Mongolia, I am delighted to be here this morning to open what promises to be a fascinating conference dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the establishment of U.S.-Mongolia diplomatic relations. Thirty ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at MASA Panel Discussion on Air Pollution and Environmental Protection

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good evening, MASA members, panelists, and distinguished guests. I’m a MASA fan and pleased to be here. Thank you, Ider, for that kind introduction. And thank you to all those who organized tonight’s discussion. My view is that people-to-people exchanges are key to building strong ties of friendship and cooperation between the United ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Fulbright 70th Anniversary Reception

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good evening, everyone, and welcome. Thank you for joining us to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright program. Founded in 1946 by U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright, the Fulbright program was established to promote peace and enhance mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries through the exchange ...
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Press Statement by Secretary Kerry on World AIDS Day

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC December 1, 2016 On World AIDS Day, we commemorate the lives lost and communities devastated by HIV/AIDS. We also celebrate those lives that have been saved and the courageous individuals who have brought hope and healing to those living with and affected by this disease. Thirty-five ...
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Opening Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Intellectual Property Rights Workshop

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning, everyone. Thank you Michael, good morning everyone, in Mongolia rain and snow is auspicious; so I think we’re off to a very good start this morning. It’s a great pleasure to be here, Ms. Oyungerel, Chairman Liotta, colleagues from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Department of Justice, ...
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Remarks at the Opening of American Days Expo

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good afternoon everyone. The United States Embassy is pleased to sponsor, in partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce of Mongolia, the 2016 American Days Expo. I’d like to thank Deputy-Mayor Bayarkhuu and Consular Uliziisaikhan from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for joining us today in support of U.S. private enterprises in Mongolia. ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the LEAD-Mongolia Launch Event

AMBASSADOR GALT: Members of the Leaders Advancing Democracy team, distinguished guests, members of the press – good morning, everyone. I am delighted to be here for today’s launch ceremony. Since my arrival in Mongolia a year ago, as Adam noted, one of my priorities has been to engage with young people across this country. I ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the AmCham Mongolia’s September Monthly Meeting with Prime Minister of Mongolia J.Erdenebat

AMBASSADOR GALT: Thank you, Jay. Good morning everyone, Mr. Prime Minister, AmCham members, it’s a great pleasure to be with you this morning. It is a privilege to share the AmCham stage with Prime Minister Erdenebat. Since Mongolia’s new government took office, my colleagues and I at the United States Embassy have expressed the hope ...
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Video Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt to the APCSS Inclusion Workshop

AMBASSADOR GALT: Greetings and a warm welcome to the participants in this week’s workshop on addressing institutional impediments to inclusion in the security sector. I regret that I am not there to greet you in person, but I am delighted that you have a chance to meet my new Deputy, Manny Micaller, and that you ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at Peace Corps Mongolia’s 25th Anniversary Celebration

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning everyone, sain baitsgaana uu. Thank you madam Vice-Minister Battsetseg, Director Hessler-Radelet, and former Foreign Minister Gombosuren for joining us here this morning. Your presence makes clear the importance of our two countries have long placed on the Peace Corps and its dedicated volunteers, extraordinary work to build communities and deepen the ...
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Video Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt to the APCSS Inclusion Workshop

AMBASSADOR GALT: Greetings and a warm welcome to the participants in this week’s workshop on addressing institutional impediments to inclusion in the security sector. I regret that I am not there to greet you in person, but I am delighted that you have a chance to meet my new Deputy, Manny Micaller, and that you ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the AmCham July Meeting

As prepared for delivery AMBASSADOR GALT: Mr. Oybek, AmCham members, good morning. It is a privilege to share the stage with Member of Parliament Tsogtbaatar and to say a few words at AmCham’s first post-election meeting. The phrase first post-election meeting underscores the fact that we are all establishing fresh relationships with Mongolia’s new government. ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the240th Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America

AMBASSADOR GALT: Foreign Minister Purevsuren, distinguished guests, and friends of the United States and Mongolia, welcome to this evening’s celebration of the 240th anniversary of the independence of the United States of America. Та бүхэн тавтай морилон саатна уу. Two hundred and forty years ago, America’s founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence and declared ...
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Remarks by Secretary Kerry at the 2016 Trafficking In Persons Report Ceremony

AMBASSADOR COPPEDGE: Thank you, everyone, for being here today. That was quite a reception, and on behalf of the heroes and the Secretary, thank you for that. Just some brief notes on our program: The Secretary is going to make some remarks. We’re going to honor our wonderful heroes this year. We have nine heroes ...
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Remarks in Honor of the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

MS TRUDEAU: Thank you, everyone, and welcome to the State Department. It is an extraordinary pleasure today, in honor of the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, to introduce State Department Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judy Heumann. Special Advisor Heumann is an internationally recognized leader in the human rights community and ...
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Remarks by President Obama at Global Entrepreneurship Summit and Conversation with Mark Zuckerberg and Entrepreneurs

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you!(Applause.) Hello, everybody. Thank you so much. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you. Everybody have a seat. Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you so much. Well, this is a good-looking group. Thank you. (Applause.) Well, first of all, let me thank President Hennessy for the ...
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Remarks by Secretary Kerry at the Opening of the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you so much. You’re the best. I love you. You are terrific. Thank you so much. Thank you. (Cheers.) Patricia, thank you. Thank you so much. Good morning, everybody. Are you all energized? (Cheers.) I saw that video. I thought I’d quit as Secretary and become an entrepreneur immediately. (Laughter.) I was ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the REACH Project Launch Event

AMBASSADOR GALT: Distinguished guests, members of the press – good morning. I am pleased to be here for today’s launch ceremony. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are essential to the vitality of any market economy. Economists view SMEs as the engines of economic growth and the incubators of innovation in free market economies across the ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Remarks at the Reception in Honor of U.S. Agribusiness Exploratory Trade Delegation

As prepared for delivery AMBASSADOR GALT: Good evening, everyone.  Thank you for joining us and welcome to my residence. I want to thank the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Commerce  Deputy Assistant Secretary Santillo, and the delegates of the U.S. Agribusiness Exploratory Trade Delegation for joining us on this gorgeous evening for ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt: Promoting and Bolstering the U.S.- Mongolia Commercial Relationship

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning.  I would like to start out by thanking AmCham and Wagner Asia for bringing us together this morning. Each of the eight members of the United States Congress joining us today is also a member of the House of Representatives’ Democracy Partnership Commission, a bipartisan body that works to build capacity ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the 26th Annual General Meeting of the North America-Mongolia Business Council

As prepared for delivery AMBASSADOR GALT: Hello! On behalf of the United States Embassy in Mongolia, I thank you for this opportunity to address the 26th annual North America-Mongolia Business Council general meeting, which concludes a year-long commemoration of NAMBC’s 25th anniversary. I would especially like to thank Steve Saunders and Pamela Slutz for all ...
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Op-Ed by U.S. Secretary John Kerry: Time To Treat Corruption with Seriousness It Deserves

London anti-corruption summit will promote global efforts to increase transparency and empower citizen oversight. In nearly every corner of the world in recent years, from the Arab Spring to Latin America and many places in between, political turbulence has made clear that governments are unwise to shrug off their citizens’ growing concerns about corruption. It ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at Peacekeeping Vehicles Hand-Over Ceremony

AMBASSADOR GALT: State Secretary Batsaikhan, Generals, members of the Mongolian Armed Forces, good afternoon. It is a great honor for me to be here today with the Armed Forces of Mongolia to complete the delivery of much-needed peacekeeping vehicles from the United States. The United States is proud to have partnered with Mongolian Armed Forces ...
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Remarks by Secretary Kerry at the Global Connect Initiative Event

SECRETARY KERRY: For a tech moment, that was an inauspicious beginning. (Laughter.) Cathy, thank you very, very much. Thank you all for being here. I think anybody who knows Cathy Novelli knows that she was quickly recognized by Steve Jobs, who hired her on the spot, as the shiniest apple on the tree – no ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Preface on the 2015 edition of the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

The 2015 edition of the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices points to a global governance crisis. In every part of the world, we see an accelerating trend by both state and non-state actors to close the space for civil society, to stifle media and Internet freedom, to marginalize opposition voices, and in the most ...
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Remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry at Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit

SECRETARY KERRY: Mike, thank you very, very much. Thanks, more importantly, for your extraordinary leadership over the years. I think everybody here knows that Mike Bloomberg has been a pioneer on so many different things, critical issues, and concepts – a great business person and entrepreneur of extraordinary capacity. And he has proven his leadership ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Remarks at the Gobi Wolf 2016 Opening Ceremony

AMBASSADOR GALT: Senior Advisor Mr. Dash, Brigadier General Badral, Major General Sukhbat, Brigadier General Sargent, distinguished guests, ladies and gentleman good morning. It is a great pleasure to be with you this morning on behalf of the United States Embassy to take part in the opening of Gobi Wolf 2016. I want to especially thank ...
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FACT SHEET: What Climate Change Means for Your Health and Family

Today, delivering on another commitment in the President’s Climate Action Plan , the Obama Administration released a new final report called The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment , which significantly advances what we know about the impacts of climate change on public health, and the confidence with which we know it. Developed over three years by approximately one hundred experts in climate-change science and ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Speech at the National University of Mongolia on U.S.-Mongolia Relations

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good afternoon everybody, it is really great to be here. I thank the Dean and colleagues for a very warm welcome to the National University of Mongolia on a beautiful spring day. This is my first time to the National University of Mongolia, and so I thought would take a minute this afternoon, ...
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President Obama: How We Can Make Our Vision Of A World Without Nuclear Weapons A Reality

Of all the threats to global security and peace, the most dangerous is the proliferation and potential use of nuclear weapons. That’s why, seven years ago in Prague, I committed the United States to stopping the spread of nuclear weapons and to seeking a world without them. This vision builds on the policies of presidents ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Remarks at the 2016 National Special Olympics Winter Games Opening

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning, everyone. Sain baitsgaana uu. “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” As Mary Gu has said, this is the oath of Special Olympians from all corners of the globe. These words embody the true spirits of athletic competition and good sportsmanship. Every day, ...
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Secretary of State John on North Korea’s Reported Missile Launch

We have seen reports that North Korea launched a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan. We are closely monitoring the situation on the Korean Peninsula. We call again on North Korea to refrain from actions that further raise tensions in the region and focus instead on taking concrete steps toward fulfilling its international commitments ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Remarks at “Let’s Talk About America” Lecture at the American Corner

Pledging for Parity: U.S. Government Support of Women and Girls in Mongolia AMBASSADOR GALT: I’m very excited to be here. This is my very first Thursday night talk at the American Corner. And I hope it will not be my last. So it’s great to be here, and great to talk about International Women’s Day, ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Remarks at the AmCham Special Event

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning everyone. Chairman Liotta, members of AmCham, very nice to be back with you this morning, and to have the opportunity to introduce to you Department of Commerce Deputy Assistant Secretary Patrick Santillo. When I first met with AmCham in last November, I promised that the U.S. Embassy would continue to work ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Remarks at the Women’s Participation in Law Enforcement Forum

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good afternoon. State Secretary Bayartsetseg, distinguished guests, colleagues, It is an honor to be here today and to hear so much about women’s contributions to national security policy and law enforcement in Mongolia. This forum is taking place at an opportune time, just days before we celebrate International Women’s Day.  This year marks ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Remarks at ISS Ambassador’s Hour

AMBASSADOR GALT: Thank you very much for that kind introduction. Dr. Ganbat, ISS researchers, colleagues, thank you for inviting me to discuss U.S. foreign policy priorities with you today. I know that some of my fellow ambassadors have also answered your invitation to speak here, and I am honored to now join that esteemed group. ...
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Statement by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on the North Korean Missile Launch

North Korea’s launch using ballistic missile technology, following so closely after its January 6 nuclear test, represents yet another destabilizing and provocative action and is a flagrant violation of multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions.  North Korea’s missile and nuclear weapons programs represent serious threats to our interests–including the security of some of our closest ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Remarks at Five Hills Training Center

AMBASSADOR GALT: Minister Tsolmon, Major General Davaa, officers, and soldiers of the Five Hills Training Center, colleagues, good afternoon. I guess, it is still morning, good morning. It is great to be here at the Armed Forces of Mongolia’s premier peacekeeping training center at Five Hills. This is my second visit, and it’s a great ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Remarks at Incident Command System Training Launch at NEMA

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning every one, good morning. Colonel Ganzorig, John Went, colleagues from across Mongolia from variety of different agencies, it is really an honor for me to be with you here this morning at the start of this very important training and to talk briefly about the difference that we know training like ...
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Remarks by Secretary Kerry at the World Economic Forum

SECRETARY KERRY: Klaus, thank you very, very much. Hello, everybody. Good morning to you. Klaus, first of all, thank you for your very warm, generous introduction. I especially want to thank you for your superb leadership of the World Economic Forum for many years. As you’ve said, it’s been my honor to come here. This may ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Opening Remarks at Embassy’s AQI Press Tour

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good afternoon. Thank you everyone for coming. Welcome to the United States Embassy. It is my privilege to kick off your tour of our new air quality monitoring station. It is significant that you begin your visit to the Embassy in the solar-powered American ger – a structure that is itself symbolic of ...
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Statement by President Obama on Iran

THE PRESIDENT: This is a good day, because, once again, we’re seeing what’s possible with strong American diplomacy. As I said in my State of the Union address, ensuring the security of the United States and the safety of our people demands a smart, patient and disciplined approach to the world. That includes our diplomacy ...
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Remarks by Secretary Kerry on Implementation Day

SECRETARY KERRY: Good evening, everybody. Thank you very much for your patience. And I apologize for the fact that I can’t stay to take questions, which I would like to do. But we are operating under some very tight constraints on the rest period the law allows for our pilots, because of some of the delays. ...
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Remarks by Secretary Kerry on the United States Foreign Policy Agenda for 2016

Thank you. Good morning. Thank you. Thank you very much, Major General Padilla. Thank you, all of you. It’s a great privilege for me to be able to be here today. I’m delighted to be in the presence of so many people currently serving our nation, all with great distinction. And it’s a privilege to ...
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