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Ambassador’s Opening Remarks at Instance Nationale Launch Ceremony

Excellency the Minister of Justice, Excellency the Minister of Interior, Mr. Commissioner for Human Rights, Humanitarian Action and Relations with Civil Society, Mr. Director of the Instance Nationale, Mr. Representative of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great pleasure for me to participate in the launching ceremony of the ... Read More»

Ambassador Kierscht speaks at Save the Children event – US supports human rights for all children in Mauritania

Madam Minister, Ambassadors and Heads of Diplomatic Missions, Madam Head of Mission, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is always a great pleasure for me to participate in events that celebrate human rights. It is an even greater honor to celebrate the protection of children, a program making the world safer for them, so they will be ... Read More»

Ambassador Kierscht highlights the US government’s $2 million contribution to promoting food security in Mauritania

(Remarks as prepared) Asalamu alaikum. Excellencies, Madam Food Safety Commissioner, Mr. Secretary General of MASEF, Mr. Secretary General of TAAZOUR, Madam Ambassador of Germany, Madam United Nations Resident Coordinator, Madam Resident Representative of WFP, Dear Guests, I am honored to be with you today to officially launch the program “Responding to Food Insecurity Linked to ... Read More»

Highlights from the Keynote Address of Ambassador at Large Rashad Hussain Africa Peace Conference January 17, 2023

Greetings and thank you Mr. President, esteemed Ministers, honored guests, civil society partners, and the young people who inspire us all! This is not my first visit to Mauritania.  Last year, when I was here for the Conference for Peace, I was impressed by the Mauritanian people, their generous hospitality, and the beauty and diversity ... Read More»

U.S.-Africa Summit: MCC Announces Four African Countries Chosen for New Partnerships, Billions Slated for Future Development Projects

WASHINGTON (Dec. 13, 2022) — The U.S. government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) kicked off the first U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit in nearly a decade with a significant commitment to Africa, announcing today its Board of Directors has selected unanimously The Gambia, Togo, Senegal, and Mauritania to develop new MCC grant programs. “Today’s announcement is symbolic of ... Read More»