Ambassador Delawie Remarks for the Vehicle Donation to the Family Health Center in Dragash, December 22, 2015

Good afternoon Mayor Jenuzi, Dr. Jashari, guests and friends.  Today I have the pleasure to officially hand over this vehicle to the Family Health Care Center of Dragash.  This donation is made possible by the U.S. European Command and coordinated by our Embassy’s Office of Defense Cooperation. We hope that this donation will improve the …

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Ambassador Delawie Remarks for Graduation Ceremony of Level-1 EOD Train-the-Trainer Course Completion and Donation Ceremony for EOD Equipment to KSF E

Good morning – Minister Demolli; General Rama; distinguished guests and friends.  I am pleased to be here today for the graduation of 15 Explosive Ordnance Disposal trainers with the Kosovo Security Force.  These trainers have just completed a rigorous three-week course taught by a team from U.S. Army Europe.  They are now certified to use …

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Remarks of Ambassador Greg Delawie After Tear Gas in Assembly, December 14, 2015

I’ve been here to support the normal functioning of the Assembly.  It’s very disappointing to see some Members of Parliament release teargas in the Assembly again.  It’s disappointing.  As most of you probably know the Assembly is supposed to pass the budget for the next year today and has a long list of other important …

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Ambassador Delawie Remarks at KLI Roundtable on Corruption, December 10, 2015

Thank you for allowing me to speak with you today.  Last Saturday, I had the opportunity to speak to Kosovo’s judges and stress their important role in advancing the rule of law and combatting corruption.  Yesterday, on International Anti-Corruption Day, I was the key note speaker for an Amcham event on the battle against corruption.  …

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Ambassador’s Remarks at AmCham Anti-Corruption Roundtable, December 9, 2015

Thank you Mr. Zeka, Mr. Preteni, Mr. Kelmendi, Mr. Prebreza, Ms. Shita, and other distinguished guests.  I am particularly pleased that this event has been organized by the leading U.S. business organization in the country.  Corruption is a persistent problem for those trying to do business, and it is commendable that business organizations like AmCham …

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Opening Remarks at the OSCE Judicial Conference, December 5, 2015

Madam President, Minister Kuci, Judges, Prosecutors, Diplomatic Colleagues, Honored Guests, Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today.  I applaud the OSCE for supporting this event for the last five years and for their dedicated effort to improving rule of law in Kosovo.  I think it is extremely important to have annual conferences …

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Ambassador’s Remarks at the Marine Corps Birthday Ball, November 14, 2015

Good evening and welcome to the American Embassy Marine Security Guard detachment’s celebration of the 240th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. A special welcome to Minister Abrashi, Minister Collaku, General Rama, and BG Boyles. I want to thank Staff Sergeant Guillermo and our entire team of Marines for allowing us to celebrate with …

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Ambassador Delawie Remarks after Presenting Credentials to President Jahjaga, August 21, 2015

Mirëdita të gjithëve. Faleminderit, Presidente Jahjaga, për mikpritjen e veçantë që ju dhe stafi juaj ma ofruat sot. Dobro jutro svima. Hvala Vam, predsednice Jahjaga, na izuzetnoj dobrodošlici koju ste mi Vi i Vaše osoblje ukazali danas. Good morning everyone.  Thank you, President Jahjaga, for your and your staff’s extraordinary welcome today. It is an …

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Greg Delawie Remarks at Swearing-in as Ambassador to the Republic of Kosovo, Friday, July 24, 2015

Let’s turn now to Kosovo, and ask why it matters to the United States.  Why should the U.S. care about a landlocked developing country 5,000 miles away, smaller than Connecticut, with fewer than 2 million people?  Why would the country’s situation in 1999 cause NATO to launch its first war in 50 years?  Why would …

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