Remarks by Ambassador Kent D. Logsdon at the Moldova State University

February 28, 2024 Good morning! I am glad to be back at State University of Moldova speaking with a fantastic group of scholars. Thank you, Rector Sharov and Dean Solcan, for welcoming me to your beautiful campus again. Our relationship with State University of Moldova is part of the important 32-year partnership between the United …

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Ambassador Logsdon’s Opening Remarks at the Media Forum 2023

December 4, 2023 President Sandu, Distinguished Colleagues. I am honored to be here at the 2023 Mass Media Forum and am thankful to the Press Council and its partners for organizing this incredibly important event.             A free and independent press is a pillar of democracy – it strengthens accountability and equips citizens to make …

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Under Secretary Zeya’s Remarks at TETRA Project Launch Event

Delegation of the United States TETRA Project Launch Event Opening Remarks Uzra Zeya, Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights December 1, 2023 Good morning, Minister Efros, thank you for hosting us and thank you Ambassador Logsdon for your introduction.  Representatives of the Moldovan government and law enforcement agencies:  Greetings!  Minister …

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Ambassador Logsdon’s remarks at the “Ukrainian Day in Moldova” opening ceremony

September 16, 20123 Dear Guests.  It is a privilege to be here with you today.  This event reinforces the strength of the friendship between Moldova and Ukraine – not just the governments, but also the people, who have shown what it means to stand in solidarity with a neighbor in need.  Over 900,000 refugees from …

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Chargé d’ Affaires Hruby Remarks at the Equipment Delivery Ceremony

August 4, 2023 Good morning, Minister Nosatîi, General Ohladciuc, Representatives Lamborn, Moulton, and Mace, distinguished guests: For 31 years the United States has stood by the Republic of Moldova on its path to secure and defend its sovereignty. The United States through United States European Command has provided $123 million in equipment, and $36 million …

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CDA Laura Hruby’s remarks at the “Invisible Tragedy” exhibition on the Roma genocide during the Holocaust

August 2, 2023 Good morning. It is an honor to be here with you at this solemn observation of the Roma Murder at Auschwitz-Birkenau. We are grateful to UN Women for hosting this event and are glad to be partners with you. Roma communities deserve respect for their identity, heritage, history, and language. They also …

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Ambassador Logsdon’s Remarks at the U.S. Independence Reception 2023

Chisinau, Moldova 06.29.2023 Good evening President Sandu, distinguished guests, colleagues, friends. Welcome and thank you for joining us to celebrate America’s 247th Independence Day! This year our theme is Limitless Opportunities, because we are excited to celebrate the United States’ partnership with Moldova in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. I have traveled …

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Ambassador Logsdon’s Remarks at the Inauguration of the America Days in Chisinau 2023

Friends, partners, honored guests: Welcome to America Days!  First, I would like to thank Prime Minister Dorin Recean for being part of this important event. Your presence clearly shows the partnership and friendship that the United States and Moldova have built over decades. I also want to warmly welcome deputy Secretary of State Richard Verma, …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Laura Hruby at the Opening of the Orange Digital Center

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Laura Hruby at the Opening of the Orange Digital Center May 11, 2023 Ion Creanga University Good afternoon, Prime Minister Recean, dear colleagues. I am excited to be here to mark the opening of the first Orange Digital Center in Moldova because of what it means for Moldova’s future. The state-of-the-art …

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U.S. Moldova Relations: Working together to build a democratic, prosperous, and secure future. Ambassador Kent Logsdon at Moldova State University

U.S. Ambassador Kent Logsdon U.S. Moldova Relations: Working together to build a democratic, prosperous, and secure future. May 10, 2023 Moldova State University Good morning! It’s wonderful to be back at the State University and talking once again to such a dynamic group of scholars. Rector Sharov and Dean Solcan, thank you for once more …

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Keynote address by U.S. Ambassador Kent Logsdon at the 2023 Moldova Media Forum

Keynote address by U.S. Ambassador Kent Logsdon at the 2023 Moldova Media Forum Chisinau, May the 4th, 2023 Good morning, Prime Minister, distinguished colleagues:  it is a pleasure to be here to participate in the 2023 Media Policy Forum. Today’s forum provides a unique opportunity for Moldova to discuss its media environment. The increased distribution …

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Ambassador Logsdon’s remarks at the ceremony hosted by the Ukrainian Embassy to mark the first anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine

February 24, 2023 Good morning. Ambassador Shevchenko, thank you for gathering us all here on this solemn day. Доброго ранку! Пане Посол Шевченко, дякую, що зібрали нас усіх тут у цей важливий день. To my fellow Ambassadors, thank you for your presence and for the solidarity you and your nations have all shown with Ukraine. …

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Ambassador Logsdon’s Remarks at the Welcome Home Ceremony for 17th Moldovan Contingent

January 23, 2024 Permanent Military Camp Distinguished guests and returning soldiers, I stood before you with Minister Nosatîi on July 8 for your departure ceremony and I am pleased to stand here again with him to welcome you back.  We have seen in the last six months, that the NATO-led KFOR mission was more complicated …

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Ambassador Logsdon Remarks at the Delivery of Vehicles to the General Inspectorate of Police

January 13, 2023 Good afternoon!  Minister Revenco, Ms. Bonelli, and Chestor Cernauteanu, thank you for all that you have done in the face of this unprecedented humanitarian situation.  I am proud to participate in the arrival of these vehicles to help the General Inspectorate of Police and the Ministry of Internal Affairs respond to the …

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Ambassador Logsdon’s Remarks at the KFOR Deployment Ceremony for the 8th Moldovan Army Contingent

January 13, 2023 Minister Nosatîi, Brigadier General Ohladciuc, distinguished guests, good morning. It is an honor to wish these soldiers success on their upcoming deployment to KFOR, an important peacekeeping operation in Kosovo. This deployment marks Moldova’s 18th rotation to KFOR in Kosovo, at a time when peacekeeping efforts in the Balkans are critical. Moldova’s …

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Ambassador Logsdon’s Remarks at the Moldova Energy Security Activity funding announcement event

Deputy Prime Minister Spinu, ladies and gentlemen.  Today, I am pleased to announce an additional $42 million U.S. investment in Moldova’s energy future. This additional funding, via the USAID Moldova Energy Security Activity, or MESA, will support Moldova’s energy sector to address the current challenges and support the development of a clean and secure energy …

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DCM Hruby Remarks at The 2022 Media Forum

2022 Media Forum November 23, 2022 Speaker Grosu, distinguished colleagues, I am so pleased to be here at the 2022 Media Forum, given the crucially important role a free and independent media plays in a democratic society. Thank you to the Press Council and its partners for organizing this year’s Forum, which provides a unique …

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Assistance Coordinator Maria Longi’s Remarks at the Moldova Support Platform Conference  

I am honored to be here today to represent the United States at the third Moldova Support Platform ministerial, and to express our full and continued support for the Government of Moldova’s efforts to address the effects of Russia’s brutal war in Ukraine, build and grow a strong democracy, and continue to strengthen its connections …

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Ambassador Logsdon’s Remarks at the November 18 AmCham Thanksgiving Luncheon

Good afternoon Prime Minister Gavrilita, distinguished colleagues.  Thank you so much for inviting me to share Thanksgiving lunch with you. Thanksgiving is an important American holiday centered around sharing a traditional meal, celebrating the people who are important to us, and expressing gratitude for the positive things we have experienced throughout the year.  I am …

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Ambassador Logsdon’s Remarks at the November 18 AmCham Thanksgiving Luncheon

Thanksgiving is an important American holiday centered around sharing a traditional meal, celebrating the people who are important to us, and expressing gratitude for the positive things we have experienced throughout the year. I am thankful to be able to serve as Ambassador to this wonderful country and to have such wonderful partners as all …

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Opening Remarks for Ambassador Logsdon George C. Marshall Center Alumni Event

t is wonderful to be here today surrounded by alumni of such an esteemed organization.  I would especially like to thank the George C. Marshall Center and the Alumni Association of Moldova for their ongoing support to these events and the Ministry of Defense for hosting.Today you will discuss issues that are critically important to …

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Ambassador Logsdon’s Remarks at the Arts in the Embassy Reception

November 10, 2022 Thank you for coming tonight to celebrate the art that unites our two cultures. One of the most exciting programs for U.S. Ambassadors abroad is called Art in Embassies.  We, as ambassadors, get to choose art that we consider most meaningful to exhibit it in our residences.  The Art in Embassies Program …

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Ambassador Logsdon’s Remarks at the MediaCor American Pavilion Launch

November 10, 2022 Good afternoon, President Sandu and distinguished guests and partners, and thank you for joining us for the official launch of the MediaCor American Pavilion!  I am thrilled to be here to celebrate this milestone and to see the completion of this critical space, which completes the Mediacor infrastructure that so many of …

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Ambassador Logsdon’s Remarks at the “Building Resilience, Ensuring Stability, Harnessing Welfare” Security Forum

October 12, 2022 Minister Popescu, Excellencies, Ambassador Munteanu, good morning.  I thank you for the invitation to be with you at this important event.  As we approach the eighth month of Russia’s brutal, unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, the world continues to marvel at the bravery of Ukrainians who fight to protect their home and their …

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Ambassador Logsdon’s Remarks at the Gagauzia Invest 2022 Forum

October 7, 2022  Madam Bashkan Vlah, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Ladies and Gentlemen,  Thank you for the invitation to speak at the 8th Gagauzia International Investment Forum.  This is a great opportunity to meet with local businesses and to learn more about Gagauzia’s investment and development potential.  The United States values the diverse array …

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Ambassador Logsdon’s Remarks at the Moldovan-American Conference 2022

Good morning!  It is a pleasure to join you all today!  Though I wish I could be there in person, I am grateful for the opportunity to connect to this important conference from my home in Chisinau.  Thank you, Ambassador Ursu for your words highlighting the strength of the US-Moldova partnership.  I was so glad …

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Ambassador Logsdon’s Opening Remarks at the National Wine Day 2022

September 28, 2022 I am excited to be here today, representing the United States Government, at the opening of Moldova’s National Wine Day.  It is an exciting day for all of us at the U.S. Embassy, and all of Moldova to see this tradition re-started. As you may know, the United States Government, through USAID, …

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Ambassador Logsdon’s Opening Remarks at the Justice and Anticorruption Reform Forum

September 15, 2022 Good morning, President Sandu, Ambassador Mazeiks, Vlad Gribincea and staff of the Legal Resources Center of Moldova, and distinguished guests both here at Digital Park and watching online.   I would like to begin by recognizing and applauding President Sandu’s leadership over many years on justice and anticorruption reform, and the government under …

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U.S. Ambassador Logsdon’s Remarks at the Moldova Business Week 2022

September 15, 2022 President Sandu, Prime Minister Gavrilita, Prince Radu, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am grateful for the invitation to join you this morning to help open the 8th Moldova Business Week. This year’s event takes place at a time of considerable challenges, following Russia’s brutal invasion of neighboring Ukraine.  …

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U.S. Ambassador Logsdon’s Remarks at the Reception Dedicated to the American Independence Day

June 30, 2022 Hi, I’m Kent Logsdon, the Ambassador of the United States to the Republic of Moldova.  My wife Michelle, my son Will and I, as well as all of my colleagues from the U.S. Mission to Moldova, are glad to welcome you to this year’s Independence Day Celebration!  After two years of not being able …

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U.S. Ambassador Kent Logsdon’s Remarks at the Moldova State University – U.S. Moldova Relations: The Next 30 Years

U.S. Ambassador Kent Logsdon Remarks U.S. Moldova Relations: The Next 30 Years May 4, 2022 Moldova State University (as prepared) Good morning. Thank you Rector Sharov for the invitation and to you and Dean Solcan for the kind words of introduction. I am honored to stand before you today as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic …

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Ambassador Logsdon’s remarks at the Ministry of Internal Affairs’ Together4Home Affairs policy strategy launching event

03/29/2022 Buna Ziua! Thank you Minister Revenco, distinguished colleagues, for the opportunity to join you today in support of the ministry’s new strategy. The Ministry of Internal Affairs plays a critical role not only in maintaining internal security but also providing border security and emergency response, areas that are front and center today in the …

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Ambassador Logsdon announces $30 million in U.S. assistance for refugee relief efforts in the Republic of Moldova

Bună ziua și mulțumesc pentru că ne sunteți astăzi alături. Sunt onorat să fiu aici la Centrul Fides și îmi exprim recunoștința pentru nobila muncă pe care o depun împreună organizațiile americane și moldovenești în abordarea crizei refugiaților. The United States and the Republic of Moldova have built a strong partnership over the last 30 …

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Ambassador Logsdon shares his thoughts on the 30 year partnership between the U.S. and Moldova

Thirty years ago today was the start of  the important partnership between the United States and Moldova.  It started as an agreement between governments.  And it was built by our people-to-people ties over that time. It is my honor to lead the U.S. Embassy in Moldova in continuing to strengthen this partnership. Ten American Ambassadors …

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Chargé d’affaires Hruby’s Remarks on Holocaust Remembrance Day | Jan. 27, 2022

January 27, 2022 Today, as we commemorate the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp 77 years ago, we remember and honor the millions of victims of the Holocaust. We speak out publicly today because of and despite the urge to recoil in horror at the sheer scale of the crime against Roma, Catholics, political dissidents, LGBTQI+ …

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CDA Hruby Remarks on the Departure Ceremony of the 16th Moldovan Contingent | Jan. 6, 2022

Charge d’Affaires Laura Hruby Departure Ceremony of the 16th Moldovan Contingent January 6, 2022; 10:00 AM Permanent Military Camp (Str. Pietrarilor 3), Chisinau President Sandu, Minister Nosatii, Colonel Ohladciuc, Officers, Non-commissioned Officers, Soldiers, Diplomatic Corps, distinguished guests, members of the press, ladies, and gentlemen, thank you for this opportunity and good morning. I am honored …

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Discursul Ambasadorului Dereck J. Hogan adresat studenților Facultății Relaţii Internaţionale, Ştiinţe Politice şi Administrative a USM

18 mai, 2021 Mulțumesc, Domnule Decan Solcan și Facultății Relaţii Internaţionale, Ştiinţe Politice şi Administrative a USM că m-ați invitat astăzi aici. Este minunat că am din nou această oportunitate de a discuta cu viitorii lideri ai Republicii Moldova, deoarece studierea și practica relațiilor internaționale sunt acum mai importante ca niciodată. S-au întâmplat multe de când ultima …

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Ambassador Hogan’s speech at State University of Moldova, Law Faculty, about the importance of legal system reforms in Moldova

                  Ambassador Hogan’s remarks about the importance of legal system reforms in the Republic of Moldova Monday, September 16, 2019   Thank you for inviting me to speak here today to all of you, the future leaders of the legal profession in Moldova. Dear representatives of the mass-media, …

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Ambassador Hogan’s speech at FRISPA, MSU: A Crucial Test – Moldova’s Parliamentary Elections and Future Relations with the United States

A Crucial Test – Moldova’s Parliamentary Elections and Future Relations with the United States Tuesday, February 5, 2019 I would like to begin by thanking Rector Ciocanu and the FRISPA leadership for inviting me here today. Today I would like to talk about the importance of the parliamentarian elections both for the future of the …

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Ambassador Pettit’s Remarks at the CCA Media Conference

Welcome Remarks at the CCA Media Conference Ambassador James D. Pettit December 15, 2017   Thank you, Dragos, for your invitation to be here today.  Thank you, Dumitru, for the work you are doing through the Council of Europe to keep the legislative process moving forward to modernize Moldova’s media regulations.  The U.S. Embassy is …

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U.S. Ambassador Pettit: 25 Years of Diplomatic Relations

Dear friends, 25 years ago, the United States established diplomatic relations with the Republic of Moldova. The entire year we will be commemorating the 25-year anniversary of our relations. “25 years of cooperation” is more than a slogan – it is a recognition of what we can achieve together. Join us in celebrating this moment …

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