Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote During the National HIV Test, Counseling, and Treatment Day

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote National HIV Test, Counseling, and Treatment Day Prince Takamado School, Bauleni Compound, Lusaka, Zambia August 15, 2019  (as prepared for delivery) Honorable Minister of Health, Dr. Chitalu Chilufya UN Resident Coordinator, Dr. Coumba Mar Gadio Members of the Diplomatic Corps District Commissioner, Mr. Maximo Kankomba I am pleased …

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote During the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Networking Breakfast

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Networking Breakfast U.S. Embassy, Lusaka, Zambia August 16, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) Good morning. On behalf of the U.S. Embassy, I congratulate you—the first 31 Zambian women selected to participate in the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs! More than 1,000 women entrepreneurs in Lusaka …

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote: Youth Leadership and Good Governance

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote Youth Leadership and Good Governance University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia July 25, 2019  (as prepared for delivery) Vice Chancellor Mumba, Dean Kusanthan, staff and students, thank you for the warm welcome.  It feels good to be back here at the University of Zambia, the nation’s premier institution of …

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote at the Single Company Promotion of Abbott Laboratories

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote Single Company Promotion of Abbott Laboratories U.S. Embassy, Lusaka, Zambia July 11, 2019  (as prepared for delivery) Good evening.  I would like to acknowledge the Honorable Minister of Health Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Honorable Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Mr. Christopher Yaluma, other Zambian government officials, other members …

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote at the Peace Corps Swearing-in Ceremony

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote Peace Corps Swearing-in Ceremony Peace Corps Office, Lusaka, Zambia June 20, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) Honorable Kampamba Mulenga, Minister of Fisheries and Livestock Her Royal Highness, Senior Chieftainess Nkomesha Mukamabo II His Royal Highness, Chief Chamuka VI Senior Government Officials Today, we are witnessing the swearing-in ceremony …

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote During the Independence Day Reception

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote Independence Day Reception U.S. Chief of Mission’s Residence, Lusaka, Zambia June 27, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) Mulibwanji, nakulandilani.  My wife Claudia, son Danny, my Embassy colleagues, and I extend our warmest welcome to you, as we observe the 243rd anniversary of the independence of the United States …

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote at the Kasanka Trust Event

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote Kasanka Trust Event French Ambassador’s Residence, Lusaka, Zambia June 25, 2019 (as prepared for delivery)   Dr. Charles Banda, MP, Minister of Tourism and Arts The Ambassador of France to Zambia, His Excellency Sylvain Berger Kasanka Trust Board Chair Christopher Kangwa and Kasanka Trust Board Members Distinguished officials …

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote at the Zambia Entrepreneurship Summit Opening Ceremony

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote at the Zambia Entrepreneurship Summit Opening Ceremony New Government Complex, Lusaka, Zambia May 14, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) Honorable Christopher Yaluma, Minister of Commerce, Trade, and Industry Honorable Ministers of the Government of the Republic of Zambia Fellow Colleagues in the Diplomatic Corps Distinguished guests, ladies and …

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Remarks by U.S Ambassador Daniel L. Foote during the Zambia Battalion V Cocktail Reception

Remarks by U.S Ambassador Daniel L. Foote Zambia Battalion V Cocktail Reception U.S. Defense Attaché’s Residence, Lusaka, Zambia March 22, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) Good evening.  Minister of Defense Chama; Army Commander, Lieutenant General Sikazwe; Air Force Commander, Lieutenant General Muma; senior officers and warrant officers from the Defense Ministry; Army, Air Force, Nanking …

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote during the International Law Enforcement Academy Alumni Reception

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote International Law Enforcement Academy Alumni Reception Taj Pamodzi Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia March 7, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) Honorable Minister of Justice Given Lubinda International Law Enforcement Academy Alumni Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen All protocols observed Good evening.  On behalf of the U.S. Embassy and my colleagues …

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote during the Banguweulu Solar (Neoen/First Solar) Project Commissioning

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote Banguweulu Solar (Neoen/First Solar) Project Commissioning Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zone March 11, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) Your Excellency Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia; Honorable Minister of Energy Mathew Nkhuwa; Zambian government officials; Industrial Development Corporation and ZESCO Representatives; First Solar and Neoen …

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Early Grade Reading Assessment Training for Quality Control Officers and Assessors

Early Grade Reading Assessment Training for Quality Control Officers and Assessors USAID Education Office Director, Ms. Sarah Crites Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 08:30 a.m. Golden Peacock Hotel, Lusaka (Remarks as prepared) The Permanent Secretary for Administration, Ministry of General Education Director of the Examinations Council of Zambia Senior Planning Officer, Ministry of General Education Officials …

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Remarks by Ambassador Daniel L. Foote at the Distribution Ceremony of Motorbikes and Laboratory Equipment

Remarks by Ambassador Daniel L. Foote Distribution Ceremony of Motorbikes and Laboratory Equipment Lusaka Provincial Health Office, Lusaka, Zambia October 23, 2018  The Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo The Lusaka Province Permanent Secretary Charles Sipanje The Lusaka Provincial Health Director Dr. Consity Mwale Ladies and gentlemen All other protocols observed Good morning. Muli bwanji. First …

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Remarks by Ambassador Daniel L. Foote at the own Hall Discussion with Mulungushi University

Remarks by Ambassador Daniel L. Foote Town Hall Discussion with Mulungushi University Kabwe, Central Province, Zambia October 17, 2018 (as prepared for delivery) Madam Vice Chancellor Ng’ambi, Madam Deputy Vice Chancellor Lungu, Dean Mulikita, students, thank you for the warm welcome.  All other protocols observed.  I will keep my remarks brief so that we can …

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Remarks by Ambassador Daniel L. Foote at the Neurology Training Program Launch

Remarks by Ambassador Daniel L. Foote Neurology Training Program Launch University Teaching Hospital Main Lecture Theater, Lusaka, Zambia October 11, 2018 Dr. Trevor Kaile, Dean of the University of Zambia’s School of Medicine Dr. Clarence Hiluba, University Teaching Hospital Senior Medical Superintendent Dr. Deanna Saylor, Johns Hopkins University Dr. Omar Siddiqi, Harvard Medical School Ladies …

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Remarks by Ambassador Daniel L. Foote at the Inauguration of Mylan Laboratories Facility

Remarks by Ambassador Daniel L. Foote Inauguration of Mylan Laboratories Facility Lusaka South Multi Facility Economic Zone, Lusaka, Zambia September 13, 2018  (as prepared for delivery) Greetings to Honorable Minister of Health Chilufya, other Zambian government officials, Indian High Commissioner Gangte, other members of the diplomatic corps, senior management of Mylan Laboratories, distinguished guests, ladies …

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Ambassador Foote Announces $385 Million in U.S. Support to Fight HIV/AIDS in Zambia

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote 2018 Country Operational Plan Launch and Commissioning of Kantolomba Pre-fabricated Clinic Ndola, Copperbelt Province, Zambia September 11, 2018 I am delighted to be here today to demonstrate U.S. government support for reaching HIV epidemic control in Zambia by 2020.  It is hard to believe that less than 15 …

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U. S. Ambassador to Zambia Daniel L. Foote Presents Credentials to President Lungu

Lusaka, Zambia—U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Zambia Daniel L. Foote presented his credentials to His Excellency President Edgar Lungu as part of an official ceremony at State House on December 14, 2017. During the ceremony, Ambassador Foote gave an overview of U.S. Mission goals which include partnering with the government and people of Zambia …

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Op-Ed: Parting Thoughts by U.S. Ambassador Eric Schultz

Zambia, thanks for the great memories! As I reflect on my three years as U.S. Ambassador to Zambia, I consider what my goals were for U.S.-Zambia relations when I arrived in 2014. I wanted to increase U.S.-Zambia trade and investment. I sought to provide U.S. support for inclusive economic growth. I aspired to see further …

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Remarks by Ambassador Schultz on the Occasion of the 241st Independence Day of the United States of America

Good afternoon. Welcome to our National Day; America’s 241st birthday. Our MC covered most of the protocol and in the interest of time I won’t repeat him save to recognize our Guest of Honor, the Honorable Minister of Finance Felix Mutati. I would also like to recognize at the outset all the work done by …

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U.S. Embassy New Year’s Message – By Ambassador Eric Schultz

U.S. Embassy New Year’s Message By Ambassador Eric Schultz I would like to take this time to wish the citizens of Zambia health and happiness in 2017.  I believe the coming year holds much prospect for all Zambians, especially when I reflect on all that Zambia and the United States have accomplished together. With the …

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Press Briefing by Ambassador Schultz in Kasama, October 26, 2016

Ambassador Schultz:  We have officials from the Embassy here in Kasama.  This is in fact the inaugural…we are calling it “America Days,” where we travel around Zambia and introduce the United States to the Zambian public.  And in particular some of the things we are doing here, we met with the provincial minister, the P.S. …

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Transcript of Ambassador Eric Schultz’s Press Briefing – July 1, 2016.

Transcript of Ambassador Eric Schultz’s Press Briefing July 1, 2016 Reporter: So far, how have you rated the process so far? Ambassador Schultz:  Well it’s been very interesting, very contentious obviously.  I think it reflects the fact that the last election was quite close and I think that both sides feel they have a good …

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Transcript of Ambassador Schultz and U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Haskell

Press Avail April 6, 2016 REPORTER: The Ambassador talked about that this is an election year. What do we expect from the American Government in terms of their actual support to us holding free and fair elections? DAS HASKELL: I mean, everywhere, the United States supports democratic governance and I think one point our Assistant …

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Ambassador’s Blog

Ambassador’s Blog August 8, 2015 Last week my family and I traveled to one of the jewels of Zambia’s National Park system – South Luangwa. What an amazing place. In the span of a few short days we saw lions and leopards and elephants and really everything save rhinos and wild dogs — the last …

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Reflections on My Trip to Kafue National Park – A Call to Action by United States Ambassador to Zambia Eric Schultz

April 22, 2015 My visit this past week to Kafue National Park, the largest park in Zambia and the second largest park in all of Africa, was wonderful and alarming at the same time. I was very much looking forward to this visit because Zambian wildlife is one of my favorite features of your beautiful …

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Remarks of Ambassador Eric Schultz at the American Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting Reception

Lusaka.  February 19, 2015. Honorable Minister, Members of the AmCham Board, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good evening and welcome. I will be brief so we can get quickly to our guest of honor tonight – and so that she can get quickly to the British Chamber of Commerce’s launch tonight. We wouldn’t want to step on …

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Ambassador’s Blog

Ambassador’s Blog February 13, 2015. The elections have come and gone and Zambia has a new President, His Excellency Edgar Lungu. President Lungu is taking time to assemble his cabinet and to think through his governing priorities – a good thing given that former President Sata’s sudden death and the whirlwind election probably left little …

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Ambassador’s Blog

Ambassador’s Blog November 21, 2014 My first month in Lusaka has been a time of happiness and sorrow. My family and I couldn’t be happier to finally be back in Africa and especially to be in beautiful Lusaka. To have arrived while the Jacaranda trees were still in bloom was a special treat. We fell …

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