Statement by the U.S. Embassy on Bulgarian Presidential Election

The U.S. Embassy congratulates President-elect Rumen Radev and looks forward to working with him to advance the goals Bulgaria and the United States share, including increased prosperity for our people, transatlantic ties and values, NATO engagement and solidarity, defense modernization, and border security. The United States is committed to continuing to strengthen and deepen the ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity

The Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office) announces an open competition for FY 2017 projects to combat trafficking in persons outside of the United States. The first stage of competition begins with this Request for Statements of Interest (SOI) that summarize concepts for projects addressing the country and ...
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U.S. Embassy Joins Bulgaria in Celebrating Completion of Nuclear Detection Architecture

Today the United States Embassy in Bulgaria, representatives of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the United States Department of Energy (DOE), and the Bulgarian government celebrated the completion of Bulgaria’s nuclear detection architecture.  To mark the occasion, Ambassador Eric Rubin, Deputy Interior Minister Philip Gunev, and other dignitaries gathered at Sofia airport to ...
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Statement of Support to the Sofia Pride 2016

We would like to convey our support to everyone actively participating in or backing this year’s Sofia Pride on June 18, 2016. Promoting the principle of equal treatment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people is an important aspect of a tolerant and respectful society. Sofia Pride is an opportunity to promote human ...
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President Obama on the Tragic Shooting in Orlando

Today, as Americans, we grieve the brutal murder – a horrific massacre – of dozens of innocent people. We pray for their families, who are grasping for answers with broken hearts. We stand with the people of Orlando, who have endured a terrible attack on their city. Although it’s still early in the investigation, we ...
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Presidential Proclamation – Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2016

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA With courage and a love of country that knows no limits, America’s men and women in uniform exemplify patriotism at its core – stepping into harm’s way to protect our people and to safeguard the ideals that have long sustained our democracy.  Those who serve under ...
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Joint Press Statement: The United States and Bulgaria: Allies, Partners, Friends

On May 7, 2016, in Sofia, Bulgaria, Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken reaffirmed Bulgaria and the United States’ strong commitment to the bilateral partnership and friendship that have been key to enhancing the security, prosperity, and close ties enjoyed by the Bulgarian and American people over the past ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry on the Occasion of Europe Day

On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the European Union as it celebrates Europe Day. More than 65 years ago, on a continent still reeling from war, the Schuman Declaration created a vision of a united and peaceful Europe. Today, the European Union provides an enduring example of democracy, liberty, and ...
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International Roma Day – Press Statement by Secretary of State John Kerry

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I extend my best wishes to all Roma on International Roma Day. On April 8, we celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Roma people everywhere, and the contributions that Roma make to our societies, including the over one million Americans of Romani descent. ...
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On the Occasion of Bulgaria’s National Day – Remarks by Secretary Kerry

On behalf of President Obama and the citizens of the United States, I congratulate the people of Bulgaria on your National Day. The friendship between the United States and Bulgaria is rooted in our shared commitment to democratic governance, security, human rights, and the rule of law. Both countries underscored that during my visit to ...
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U. S. Embassy Statement on Lukov March

The U.S. Embassy is aware of plans for a public event this weekend to recall the assassination of General Hristo Lukov, who was known for his nationalist and pro-Nazi views.  This controversial event has sometimes been used to spread messages of xenophobia and intolerance.  While the Embassy fully supports the democratic principle of free speech ...
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President Barack Obama Proclamation on National African American History Month 2016

”African Americans have remained devoted to the proposition that all of us are created equal, even when their own rights were denied”, President Obama said. America’s greatness is a testament to generations of courageous individuals who, in the face of uncomfortable truths, accepted that the work of perfecting our Nation is unending and strived to ...
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United States Begins Implementation of Changes to the Visa Waiver Program

The United States today began implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act). U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) welcomes more than a million passengers arriving to the United States every day and is committed to facilitating legitimate travel while maintaining the highest standards of security ...
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Statement by President Obama on Iran

THE PRESIDENT:  This is a good day, because, once again, we’re seeing what’s possible with strong American diplomacy. As I said in my State of the Union address, ensuring the security of the United States and the safety of our people demands a smart, patient and disciplined approach to the world.  That includes our diplomacy ...
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