Ambassador’s Remarks for the Air Monitor Launch Event

Ambassador’s Remarks for the Air Monitor Launch Event, June 1   Ministers and Directors, fellow Ambassadors, distinguished guests and friends, good morning and thank you for coming today to help us celebrate the arrival and launch of our air monitoring equipment.  We’re especially pleased to have with us today Tima Hanley, a Lead Physical Scientist ...
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Ambassador Cormack’s Remarks at the OSCE Court Corruption Project Interim Report Launch

(as prepared) Secretary Greminger, Ambassadors, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen: It’s my pleasure to be here today to help publicize the OSCE’s report on corruption trials.  It’s important that we use this opportunity to talk about how corruption hurts everyone in BiH.  Over the past year, the OSCE, using over $470,000 in funds donated by ...
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Ambassador Cormack – Independence Day Remarks 2017

  Presidency Chairman Ivanic, President  Covic, President Izetbegovic, Ministers, Diplomatic Colleagues and distinguished guests,  Dobro veče svima i dobro došli … to U.S. Embassy Sarajevo’s celebration of the 241st anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America! We’re trying a new approach this year, and I’m impressed by how many of ...
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Ambassador Maureen Cormack Remarks at Embassy Sarajevo Independence Day Celebration

Chairman Zvizdic, Distinguished Ministers and Colleagues, Honored Guests — good evening.  As the United States Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, it is an honor to host each of you for our Independence Day Celebration.  Dobrodosli and welcome. I would like to give a special welcome to the 22 U.S.-affiliated businesses that contributed their support to ...
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HJPC event launching the USAID-supported Judicial Effectiveness Index

Hotel Terme Remarks Ambassador Maureen Cormack President Tegeltija, Director Suljagic, ministers, fellow ambassadors, judges and prosecutors, distinguished guests: A decade ago, when USAID first piloted the Case Management System in six Bosnian courts, there was widespread skepticism as to whether it would be adopted and used.   While not a perfect system, today the judiciary uses ...
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Ambassador Cormack’s Remarks at the “2020 Vision for BiH: Prospects for Progress”

U.S. Ambassador to BiH Maureen Cormack Remarks at the “2020 Vision for BiH: Prospects for Progress” May 16, Sarajevo Good morning distinguished guests, ladies, and gentlemen. Five months ago, our hosts today from Johns Hopkins SAIS brought many of us together on Jahorina to begin a discussion on taking the necessary steps to build a ...
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FBiH Women’s Caucus Conference about Economic and Political Empowerment of Women

BiH Parliamentary Assembly (Blue Room) Remarks Ambassador Maureen Cormack I am very happy to be here today.   This is my first official event with the Federation Women’s Caucus, but I first heard about your good work from Senator Jeanne Shaheen  and her chief of staff, Maura Keefe, who very much appreciate having been your partners ...
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Presentation of the Diagnostic Assessment of the Integrity of Judiciary in BiH

Hotel Bristol Remarks Ambassador Maureen Cormack President Tegeltija, Director Lisak, distinguished ministers, judges and prosecutors, attorneys, donor representatives, honored guests. Since I arrived here in Bosnia and Herzegovina one year ago, I have consistently noted that corruption is one of the biggest challenges facing BiH today.  In December, the U.S. Embassy hosted a week of ...
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Igman Initiative – 20 Years After Dayton

Good morning, Ladies and Gentlemen, distinguished colleagues, and honored guests, I am very pleased to join the Igman Initiative today as you celebrate the 20th anniversaries of both the courageous trip over Mt. Igman that launched your initiative and of the Dayton Peace Agreement. The importance of your thought-provoking conversations on Bosnia and Herzegovina is ...
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Remarks for International Human Rights Day

Chairman Bojic, Minister Borovac, Speaker of House of Peoples Tadic members of the Parliament, members of the academic community, representatives of civil society, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you on this important occasion; Human Rights Day. Today we commemorate the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in ...
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Anticorruption Award Ceremony

Ladies and Gentlemen, Distinguished Guests I am very honored to be here today to recognize those who have demonstrated true dedication and courage in the fight against corruption.  These individuals represent the many men and women who work to bring justice and transparency to the population of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and, I hope after today, ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to BiH Maureen Cormack Conference “Bosnia and Herzegovina – Road to COP21

Ministers, Ambassador Bodonyi, Ambassador Sinanoglu, and distinguished guests – As 190 countries prepare for the COP 21 event in Paris next week, we are gathered here today to consider the context of what is at stake when we discuss climate change, and focus on how we can ensure success in Paris and here in BiH. ...
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Remarks for Dayton Peace Accords 20th Anniversary Conference at SAIS

As Prepared for Delivery Ladies and Gentlemen, Honored guests, Distinguished Colleagues, Dobro Jutro and Good morning! Introduction I am very honored to be here today to open this conference and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Dayton Peace Accords, technically known as the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ...
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Remarks for Parliament MoU Signing Ceremony in Support of B-H Cultural Institutions and Announcement of $625,000 AFCP Donation to National Museum

Parliament Ceremonial Hall, September 15, 2015, 13:00 p.m. Dragi svi danas okupljeni ovdje na ovaj istinski poseban dan! To all of you gathered here today, what a special day! This is an important day for all the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a day to celebrate a priceless institution, your National Museum.  With the agreement ...
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Ambassador Cormack’s American University in BiH Commencement Speech

Faculty, parents, friends, dignified guests, and the graduating class of 2015 – it is my great pleasure to address you all today at the sixth commencement ceremony of the American University of Bosnia and Herzegovina.  Congratulations to the AUBiH community—and especially the graduating class of 2015 – on reaching this occasion.  I want to thank ...
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U.S. Ambassador to BiH Maureen E. Cormack: Remarks at the Independence Day Reception

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Ladies and Gentlemen, good evening. As United States Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, it is an honor to host each of you this evening.  Dobrodošli and welcome. “President Ivanic, President Izetbegovic, Chairman Zvizdic, Ministers, Excellencies, Eminences , ladies and gentlemen, thank you so much for being with us tonight. I would ...
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United States Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Maureen Cormack – Welcome Reception Remarks

Ladies and gentlemen, good evening to you all. Thank you for your warm welcome, both tonight and in the days since we arrived. We’ve had a wonderful introduction to Bosnia and Herzegovina, and we are grateful for everyone’s kind hospitality and well wishes. My husband Bill sends his regards— he is a construction engineer with ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to BiH Maureen Cormack Closing Ceremony of AFCP Red Cross Project

Mayor Komšić, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen: I am honored to be here today to mark the successful completion of important restoration works to the Red Cross Society building, which were carried out with funding from the U.S. Embassy’s Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, in close collaboration with the Commission to Preserve National Monuments and ...
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