Notice of Funding Opportunity FY2017

Department of State-Embassy of the United States, Nouakchott, Mauritania Notice of Funding Opportunity FY2017 The U.S. Embassy in Mauritania is pleased to announce that funding is available through this Annual Program Statement (APS), which outlines our funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding. Please read carefully the instructions below before applying,

President Donald J. Trump Names General H.R. McMaster as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 20, 2017 Donald J. Trump on Monday announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond “H.R.” McMaster to serve as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. General McMaster is a graduate of West Point and received a Ph.D from the University of North Carolina at Chapel

Secretary of State Welcome Remarks to Employees

Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC February 2, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, good morning, all. We apologize for being late. It seemed that this year’s prayer breakfast, people felt the need to pray a little longer. (Laughter.) But I certainly welcomed them all, so – thank you for such a warm reception. And it’s a pleasure to be

U.S. Delegation Meets with Sahel G-5 Permanent Secretariat in Nouakchott

A U.S. delegation, led by U.S. Department of State’s Africa Bureau Acting Principle Deputy Assistant Secretary Peter Barlerin, participated in a one-day workshop in Nouakchott with a Sahel G-5 delegation led by the Permanent Secretary Najim Elhadj Mohamed. The objective of this meeting is to reinforce the U.S. relationship with the G-5, build on regional momentum in support of the

2017 Mauritanian Woman of Courage Award Winner

On December 8th, Ambassador Larry André hosted a lunch in honor of Zeynabou Mint Taleb Moussa, the President of the Mauritanian Association for the Mother and the Child Health (AMSME), the 2017 Mauritanian Woman of Courage Award winner, and the Mauritanian nominee for the United States Department of State 2017 International Woman of Courage Award.  Zeynabou has spent her career courageously

Check out Our New Site!

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections are: Visas – For all your Visa needs and questions. U.S. Citizen Services – Providing

Launching Ceremony of the Ninth English Access Program

His Excellency Mr. Irvin Hicks, Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy Nouakchott presided over this morning at the Nouakchott English Center (NEC), the launching ceremony of the ninth English Access Program. This major program initiated by our embassy will enabled this year 120 students of 13 to 18 years old, from different secondary schools in Nouakchott Rosso, and

Graduation Ceremony of the Eighth English Access Program

The Embassy of the United States of America, in collaboration with the Mauritanian Ministry of Education, held a graduation ceremony of the eighth English Access Microscholarship Program this morning.  The ceremony was hosted by the Nouakchott English Center (NEC) and the Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy in Mauritania, Ousmane Cissé presided. This year’s program has enabled 120 talented

President Abdul Aziz’s Strong Statement in Favor of Presidential Term Limits is a Shining Example for the Arab World and Africa

The United States congratulates President Mohamed Abdul Aziz for speaking forcefully in favor of Presidential term limits in his address to the Mauritanian people on 20 October.  President Abdul Aziz emphasized the importance of the constitution “anchoring democracy on public interest” rather than on personal interests of a specific individual or of a small group of individuals.  We note that

WHO Grant Signing

Today, the Embassy of the United States in Nouakchott, Mauritania signed a $350,000 grant to the World Health Organization (WHO) for it to assist the Ministry of Health in developing national policies and plans for effective infection prevention and control/WASH Programs in Mauritania. This grant is proof of the solid partnership that exists between the US Embassy here and the

Embassy Nouakchott Celebrates Independence

Ministers, Ambassadors, Ladies and Gentlemen, Honored guests, dear friends and family, Welcome, Bienvenue, Marhaba to our celebration of the 240 year anniversary of our Declaration of Independence. In 1775 armed conflict began between American and British forces over American refusal to pay taxes to the British Parliament where they had no representation.  Only a minority sought independence from Britain. After the

Embassy Nouakchott Organizes an Iftar

Good Evening Ramadan Kareem, I extend best wishes to you during this holy month of Ramadan from the American people, from all my colleagues at the United States Embassy, from my family here with me today, and from myself. For many, this month is a time of reflection on the highest values of your faith, on spiritual growth, forgiveness, patience

2016 Mauritanian Woman of Courage Award Winner

On January 21, Ambassador Larry André hosted a lunch in honor of, Fatimata M’baye, the 2016 Mauritanian Woman of Courage Award winner, and a nominee for the United States Department of State International Woman of Courage Award.  M’baye was Mauritania’s first ever female attorney and she is the president of local human rights NGO Association Mauritanienne des Droits de l’Homme. She

Completion of the Department’s Largest Wind Turbine at the new U.S. Embassy in Nouakchott, Mauritania

In celebration of Earth Day, the State Department’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO)is pleased to announce the completion of the Department’s largest power-generating wind turbine at the new U.S. Embassy in Mauritania. The 50 kilowatt (kW) turbine in Nouakchott is expected to generate nearly 142 megawatt hours (MWh) per year—roughly 13 average American homes – as well as save

Mauritania to Co-host Launching of International Health Regulations/Global Health Security Strategic Planning and Implementation Meeting

Mauritania to hold Security Strategic Planning and Health Implementation Meeting Nouakchott, Mauritania – From January 26 to 29, the Mauritanian Government in collaboration with the World Health Organization, US Embassy/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and international partners will begin developing a strategic plan to implement Global Health Security Agenda activities to prevent, detect, and respond to emerging infectious diseases,

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