Charge d’Affaires to visit Ludza and Rēzekne

Riga, November 14, 2016 – Charge d’Affaires Sharon Hudson-Dean will make an official visit to Ludza and Rēzekne on November 14-15. In Ludza on Monday, Hudson-Dean will meet with Ludza Mayor Alīna Gendele and present Latvia’s State Border Guards with 90,000 euros worth of equipment during a ceremony at Ludza Aviation Center. Latvian border guards will receive five pairs of

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Remarks by Charge d’Affaires Sharon Hudson-Dean at Foreign Policy Event for New MPs

Riga, January 9, 2015 [As prepared for delivery.] It was our great honor and pleasure to have you here today as you begin your tenure as new members of the Saeima and as Latvia formally kicks off its presidency of the Council of the European Union. As Professor Auers expertly explained earlier today, the U.S. foreign policy process is not

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Remarks of CDA Sharon Hudson-Dean/Acting DCM at July 4th Gala

2 July 2015, 6:00 PM Ministers, Members of the Saeima, excellencies, distinguished guests, good friends, ladies and gentlemen: Labdien.  Thank you for joining us in celebrating the birthday of the United States of America. This year marks the 239th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, a document that not only influenced and shaped our nation’s ideals of

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Remarks by Charge d’Affaires Sharon Hudson-Dean at Human Development Awards Ceremony

Riga, April 17, 2015 [As prepared for delivery.] Minister, Ms. Šteinbuka (Head of the European Commission Representation in Latvia), AmCham President Kākulis (President of AmCham), members of the American Chamber of Commerce, and distinguished guests, good evening. I am delighted to be here for the Human Development Awards ceremony and want to thank all of you for joining me. Your

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Remarks by Charge d’Affaires Sharon Hudson-Dean at AmCham Latvia Annual Meeting

Riga, March 12, 2015 [As prepared for delivery.] Thank you, Matīss, for that kind introduction; I would like to express my personal appreciation for your outstanding efforts to strengthen Latvia-U.S. relations, expand trade and investment, and promote mutual understanding between our two countries during your term as President. The past year has been one of success and rapid change for

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Remarks by Charge d’Affaires Sharon Hudson-Dean at New Year’s Concert and Reception to Mark the Start of the Latvian Presidency of the Council

Riga, January 7, 2015 [As prepared for delivery.] Excellencies, guests, and friends — good evening and welcome. I’d like to offer everyone a Happy New Year! (Laimīgu Jauno Gadu!) and for those who are celebrating Christmas tonight, Merry Christmas (С Рождеством! / S Rozhdestvom!) Before we get started tonight, I would like to state that the United States strongly condemn

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Remarks at the ILGA-Europe 2014 Conference

Riga, October 8, 2014 By Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Sharon Hudson-Dean Hello, and welcome everyone. Thank you to Evelyne for that warm introduction, and to ILGA-Europe for hosting us today The United States is so happy to partner with ILGA, as we work together to advance the human rights of LGBT persons. And a special thank you to our panelists from

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