Opening Remarks by Ambassador Rubin at Tourism Conference

Dear Madam Minister Angelkova, Dear Deputy Minister Georgieva, Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning, Thank you very much for the opportunity to speak here today.  I am very happy to see many tourism experts, professionals and distinguished hospitality industry representatives at this event. Bulgaria’s tourism industry plays a critical role in the country’s economy, prosperity ...
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Ambassador Rubin’s Remarks – Atlantic Council NATO at 70

Former Foreign Minister Dr. Solomon Passy The Atlantic Club Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Krassimir Karakachanov NATO Assistant Secretary General Dr. Antonio Missiroli Distinguished Guests Ladies and Gentlemen Good morning. I wish to thank Solomon and The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria for hosting ...
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DCM Remarks for Explore USA/SelectUSA Conference

Minister of Economy Emil Karanikolov AmCham President Olivier Marquette Ladies and gentlemen Good morning, Thank you for your interest in learning how and why the United States is an excellent destination to grow your already successful Bulgarian businesses. One of our embassy’s highest priorities is strengthening the bonds of friendship between the United States and ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Justin Friedman Participated in the Opening of Explore USA Conference

On April 9th, Deputy Chief of Mission Justin Friedman joined Bulgarian Minister of Economy Emil Karanikolov, AmCham Bulgaria President Olivier Marquette and AmCham Bulgaria members for the opening of the Explore USA conference in Sofia. The one-day forum is gathering high-level U.S. and Bulgarian government officials, regional AmCham members, representatives of the international and local ...
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“Test Drive” in an F-16 Simulator

On March 14 Bulgarian students experienced what it’s like to pilot an F-16 fighter jet!  Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Embassy offered STEM students the chance to “fly” in an F-16 simulator.  “STEM is the key to the future. Tomorrow’s jobs – some of which haven’t even been invented yet – will require today’s students ...
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Ambassador Rubin’s Remarks at Veliko Tarnovo University

November 29, 2018 As Prepared  Thank you all very much for the opportunity to speak here today.  I would especially like to thank Rector Hristo Bondzholov and his team for organizing my visit today. I am honored to be here at the University of Veliko Tarnovo.  When the university first opened in 1963, there were ...
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Ambassador Rubin’s Remarks at the Roundtable – Energy Security Risks

Energy Security Risks and Energy Security Agenda in Southeast Europe| Center for the Study of Democracy and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung November 26, 2018  As Prepared for Delivery Thank you very much for the opportunity to speak here today.  I am very happy to see some preeminent energy experts at this event.  I would especially like ...
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Ambassador Rubin’s Remarks – F-16 Promotional Event

Hotel Arena Di Serdica 21 November 2018  Deputy Defense Minister Zapryanov Deputy CHOD Eftimov AmCham Executive Director Petar Ivanov Lockheed Martin James Robinson Members of the media Ladies and Gentlemen Good morning I want to first say, “thank you” to the American Chamber of Commerce for hosting this event and for welcoming me to this ...
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Ambassador Rubin’s Remarks at U.S. Independence Day Celebration

(July 3, 2018) Dear Madam President of the Parliament, Dear Madam Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ministers, Members of Parliament, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Members of the Military Attaché Corps, Thank you for joining us this evening. Ladies and Gentlemen, honored guests, dear friends.  Nicole and ...
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Ambassador Rubin’s Remarks at Security Resilience Seminar

Marshall Center June 26, 2018  (as prepared) Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and thank you for welcoming me to this venue today. Herbert Salber, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Republic of Bulgaria, Dr. Matthew Rhodes, Director of Programs in Central and Southeast Europe, Distinguished Participants, Security Resiliency is a critical issue ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Rubin – Rakovski Military Academy

Rakovski Military Academy June 13, 2018 Greetings, all, and thank you for welcoming me to the Rakovski Military Academy today. I would like to thank Major General Angelov for hosting me at this institution and for allowing me to speak with all of you today. I greatly appreciate this important opportunity for Allies to speak ...
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“United States-Bulgaria Cooperation: The Way Ahead”

Speech by Ambassador Rubin As prepared for delivery Atlantic Club of Bulgaria Central Military Club, Grand Concert Ballroom July 7, 2017 Honorable guests, Ambassadors, members of the diplomatic corps, members of the Bulgarian government. Thank you all for coming.  Let me add a special note of thanks to Solomon and Gergana Passy, as well as ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Rubin – Dedication of Ronald Reagan Statue in Sofia

I am honored to be here to represent the United States Government and President Trump at the dedication of this beautiful statue of President Ronald Reagan. For so many people in this part of the world, President Reagan represented more than just his country and his Administration. First of all, he represented America, and America’s ...
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United States Ambassador Condemns Attack on Bulgarian Helsinki Committee Chair

Statement by Eric S. Rubin, U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria October 28, 2016 We were saddened and shocked to learn of yesterday’s attack by two men on Bulgarian Helsinki Committee Chair Krassimir Kanev.  The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee is the largest organization for the protection of human rights in Bulgaria.  It is one of the most important ...
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Ambassador’s Speech During a Business Luncheon Hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce

May 20, 2016 (as prepared for delivery) It is a pleasure to join all of you today.  Let me begin with a “thank you” to the superb team at AmCham.  Your excellent work to promote the interests of American companies in Bulgaria is vital to their success.  Although I am a few months late, I ...
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Ambassador’s Speech to Atlantic Club: “The U.S. – Bulgaria Partnership”

April 7, 2016 “The U.S. – Bulgaria Partnership” Thank you very much, Your Majesty, Madam Deputy Prime Minister, Excellencies, friends, members of the Atlantic Club, members of the press. Thank you all so much for coming, thank you for this very warm welcome.  Бих искал да благодаря на правителството и народа на България за много ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at the ‘Women in Tech’ Roundtable

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning and welcome to all of you who have joined us here today. The information technology sector is the fastest growing sector in Bulgaria.  The country is also a highly successful regional hub for Service Centers.  These are all great market achievements.  Congratulations to Bulgaria and to ...
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