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Embracing the American dream through legal pathways by Ambassador Kierscht

As our world becomes increasingly interconnected, the desire for other opportunities often leads individuals to seek new horizons.  In this context, we have recently been hearing more and more about Mauritanians taking a dangerous and often uncertain journey to “jump the wall” into the United States.  In some cases, we hear stories of the difficulties ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Nouakchott, Mauritania (May 31, 2023)

Locations:  Sebkha Captial (Nouakchott-Ouest) Elmina Riadh Carrefour Madrid (Nouakchott-South) Dar-Naim (Nouakchott-North) Event: Protests related to recent in-custody death of a local man. Actions to take:  Avoid the areas. Monitor local media for updates. Avoid crowds. Avoid demonstrations. Keep a low profile. Graphic of Areas to Avoid: Assistance: U.S. Embassy Nouakchott, Mauritania +222 4525 2660 State ... Read More»

Under Secretary Zeya’s Prepared Statement for the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers Meeting

March 16, 2023 Nouakchott, Mauritania As-Salaam-Alaikum. Thank you, Foreign Minister Merzoug and Secretary-General Taha, for hosting everyone here in Nouakchott with such warm and gracious hospitality. This is the second OIC Council of Foreign Ministers meeting that I have attended on behalf of the United States. Since then, the United States and OIC held our ... Read More»

Ambassador Kierscht signs a $28.5 million McGovern-Dole Program

Mr. Minister of Economic Affairs and Promotion of Productive Sectors, Mr. Minister of National Education and Reform of the Education System, Madam Vice President of Counterpart International, Members of the media, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to be with you today as we strengthen our cooperation and our strong partnership. Today, we are setting ... Read More»