Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Uvs American Shelf Ribbon Cutting

Ambassador Galt attends the Ulaangom American Center Opening

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.

American Spaces offer the public a range of educational and informational services, including English language learning resources and information about study opportunities in the United States.

American Spaces also host open events and activities related to American history, politics, culture, and society.

I want to thank you, Governor Batsaikhan, for supporting the opening of this American Cultural and Information Center.

I also want to thank Library Director Bulgan for taking the initiative to open this center and for working with the U.S. Embassy to make it operational in a very short time.

Ms. Saruul and Ms. Boroo have also worked hard to make this day possible and to bring a taste of the United States to Uvs.

I am confident this center will play an important role in expanding and deepening the friendship between Americans and Mongolians.

I hope it will become a favorite place for citizens of all ages and backgrounds to learn about the United States, improve their English, and access information through the online and print resources available here.

The center’s opening is a significant achievement, as it now joins more than 710 American Spaces operating in 170 countries around the world.

As the United States and Mongolia mark 30 years of friendship and cooperation, I am delighted to see this terrific new example of what can be achieved when we work together.

Thank you.