Written Statement of Harry B. Harris, Jr. to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Nominee to be U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Senate Committee on Foreign Relations June 14, 2018 Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Menendez, Distinguished Members of the Committee. I’m honored to be with you today as President Trump’s nominee to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea. I’m humbled the President has ...
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(Photo Gallery) Ambassador Speaks at Symposium on Dr. Homer Hulbert

Ambassador Mark W. Lippert delivered congratulatory remarks at the 2016 International Symposium for Dr. Homer B. Hulbert, highlighting the enduring people-to-people ties between the U.S. and Korea. Dr. Hulbert came to Korea in 1886, and devoted a great deal of his life to advance Hangeul and to foster the relationship between our two nations.
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12/09/16 – Statement by Ambassador Lippert at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ambassador Mark Lippert December 9, 2016 : “The alliance is strong and will continue to be strong. We expect policy consistency and continuity across a range of fronts, including: DPRK, other regional issues, and international economics and trade. We will continue to work closely with the government. And, going forward we will continue to monitor ...
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(Photo Gallery) Ambassador Mark W. Lippert Visits “Beomeosa” Temple with 21 Aspiring Flight Attendants in Busan

November 30, 2016 – Ambassador Mark W. Lippert visited Busan’s famous “Beomeosa” Temple with 21 female students of Aircraft Cabin Service Management Department, Dongeui Institute of Technology, in Busan.  The Ambassador and the students were given a guided tour and was briefed on the history of Beomeosa by the Senior Monk.
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10/24/16 – (The Ambassadors REVIEW) Expanding Ties and New Frontiers in U.S.-ROK Relations

Fall 2016 Council of American Ambassadors The Ambassadors REVIEW : (Direct URL:  http://americanambassadors.org/publications/ambassadors-review/fall-2016/expanding-ties-and-new-frontiers-in-united-states-republic-of-korea-relations ) The relationship between the United States and the Republic of Korea (ROK) is often framed against the backdrop of our shared goals to deter and defend against the North Korean threat, something I saw first-hand in my previous positions at the White ...
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October 6, 2016

U.S. Ambassador to Korea Mark W. Lippert attended the opening ceremony of the “2016 Busan International Film Festival (BIFF)” marking its 21st anniversary.  This year, 301 films from 69 countries were screened for 10 days from October 6 to October 15, 2016.   At the opening ceremony, Ambassador Lippert posed for the cameras with other celebrities, ...
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09/23/16 – Ambassador Lippert on the Critical Moment for Global Climate Change

Remarks Ambassador Mark Lippert Republic of Korea September 23, 2016 : “The Critical Moment for Global Climate Change Action” Welcome Good morning.  It’s a great honor to be here today to talk about climate change and the Paris Agreement.  It is a critical moment in the global effort to arrest the catastrophic global impact of ...
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07/21/16 – Transforming the Alliance Through New Frontiers of Cooperation

Ambassador Mark Lippert Korea Press Center July 21, 2016 : Introduction Thank you, President Song (STEPI), Assistant Minister Min (MSIP), and Dr. Ahn (STEPI moderator) for your welcome and kind introduction.  To the distinguished guests and members of the press who have joined us today, thank you and good morning. It is a pleasure to ...
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July 5-6, 2016

U.S. Ambassador Mark W. Lippert visited Busan and Changwon on July 5-6, 2016. On July 5, the Ambassador gave an interview to reporters at Busan City Hall and celebrated 240 years of American independence at Busan Lotte Hotel. He also announced the official re-designation of the “American Presence Post in Busan” to “U.S. Consulate in ...
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07/05/16 – Ambassador Lippert Announces Upgrade of Official U.S. Presence in Busan

Remarks Ambassador Mark Lippert Busan, Republic of Korea July 05, 2015 : U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Mark Lippert made the following announcement at 16:30 on July 5, 2016, during a Press Availability at Busan City Hall:   We are very pleased to share with the city and people of Busan and the ...
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06/09/16 – Ambassador Mark W. Lippert Commencement Address, Humphreys High School June 9, 2016

Remarks Ambassador Mark Lippert Humphreys High School June 09, 2016 : Thanks, everybody.  Good evening — a very happy, joyous occasion.  Ms. Castro, thank you for your excellent speech.  Thank you for your kind introduction.  I keep looking around for that someone of high regard, but anyway.  And, Mr. Kim, thank you for your speech ...
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06/01/16 – Allies in Business: The Future of the U.S.-ROK Economic Relationship

Remarks Ambassador Mark W. Lippert Institute for Global Economics June 1, 2016 : REMARKS AS DELIVERED Good morning, everybody. (Remarks in Korean)  It’s great to be here this morning.  Thank you, Chairman SaKong, your very kind introduction and you really framed the speech well, in a very concise, short way, and I really appreciate the ...
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05/25/16 – Ambassador Lippert Remarks on Strategies and Global Cooperation for the Transition to a Low-carbon Climate Resilient Economy

-Session Title- Strategies and Global Cooperation for the Transition to a Low-carbon Climate Resilient Economy Remarks Ambassador Mark Lippert May 25, 2016  : Welcome Good afternoon, everybody. To Korean friends, 안녕하십니까 여러분, 마크 리퍼트입니다 반갑습니다.  (Hello, everyone, I’m Mark Lippert.  Good to see you.)  It’s a great honor to be here today, and really, hard to ...
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May 11-12, 2016

U.S. Ambassador Mark W. Lippert chatted with members of Busan-based intercollegiate English conversation club “Campus Bonanza,” which consists of students from several universities, at an open-air spa. Students asked the Ambassador a variety of questions ranging from U.S. – Korea relations to choosing a career path after graduation.
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04/27/16 – Ambassador Mark Lippert Remarks at Civil Space Agreement Signing Ceremony

Remarks Ambassador Mark Lippert April 27, 2016 : Welcome Foreign Minister Yun, thank you, for your very kind words.  And I would just say at the outset, we–on your comments on North Korea–we remain completely aligned on our goals and need to work closely together. We appreciate you highlighting that great area of cooperation between ...
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03/04/15 – Press Statement: U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Mark Lippert Assaulted

Press Statement Marie Harf Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 4, 2015 : We can confirm that U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Mark Lippert was assaulted Thursday morning in Seoul while giving a speech. We strongly condemn this act of violence. The Ambassador is being treated at a local ...
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February 25, 2016 (Photo)

Director of American Spaces Anthony Tranchina conducts a storytelling session with children from Sejong City, a new “planned city”, which plays host to several Korean government ministries. The event, held at the National Library of Korea, was a half-day version of the Embassy’s popular “Uncle Sam’s Camp” to promote an interest in reading, English language learning and U.S. history ...
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02/19/16 – Ambassador Mark W. Lippert Remarks at Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea Headquarters Building, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Remarks Ambassador Mark Lippert Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Busan, Republic of Korea February 19, 2016 : AMBASSADOR LIPPERT:  Good afternoon everyone.  (Remarks in Korean). So I basically said, welcome everybody, great to be here.  Especially because I am a sailor, I am particularly honored to be here today.  Admiral Byrne, you’re right.  It feels good to ...
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03/10/15 – U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Mark Lippert Statement at Yonsei Severance Hospital

Remarks Ambassador Mark Lippert Yonsei Severance Hospital Seoul, Republic of Korea March 10, 2015 : Anyeong hashimnikka yorobun. (안녕하십니까 여러분) Good afternoon. I am very grateful to be here today. Let me make a few brief comments and then I’ll take a couple of questions.  First, I am happy to report that my family and ...
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03/05/15 – Update on Ambassador Mark Lippert

Press Statement Marie Harf Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 05, 2015 : On Thursday in Seoul, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Mark Lippert underwent surgery to treat wounds to his face and hand following an assault earlier that day. He is currently recovering in the hospital. As the ...
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02/05/15 – Ambassador Mark Lippert Remarks at Korea Employers Federation 38th Top Management Forum

Remarks Ambassador Mark Lippert Employers Federation 38th February 05, 2015 : As Prepared for Delivery Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen.  Thank you, Chairman Kim, for inviting me to address the Korea Employers Federation 38th Top Management Forum.  I am honored to be here today to speak on U.S.-Korea relations. Let me start out with the ...
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11/12/14 – Ambassador Mark Lippert Remarks at Korean–American Friendship Night

Congratulatory Remarks Ambassador Mark Lippert Korean–American Friendship Night Vista Hall, Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel November 12, 2014 : As Prepared for Delivery  Ambassador Han Sung-Joo, Speaker of National Assembly Chung Ui-hwa, Honorable Lee Hong-Koo, Chairman Choi Shin Won, members of the Korean American Association and 여러분; It is an honor to be here tonight – ...
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11/11/14 – Ambassador Mark Lippert Remarks at Veterans’ Day Ceremony

Remarks Ambassador Mark Lippert Veterans’ Day Ceremony 8th Army War Memorial November 11, 2014 : Ladies and gentlemen, it is my privilege as the Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Korea to be here today as we honor and commemorate the service and sacrifice of our Veterans.   Each year, the ...
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11/04/14 – Ambassador Mark Lippert and ROK Minister of Defense HAN, Min-koo Remarks at Ministry of National Defense

Ambassador Mark Lippert November 4, 2014 : ROK MINISTER OF DEFENSE:  Ambassador, once again I’d like to congratulate you on your appointment.  And I remember that when we met a couple weeks ago in Washington, D.C., you expressed your special affection and expectations  towards your service in Korea as well as describing your ambassadorial service ...
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10/31/14 – Ambassador Mark Lippert Remarks at Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Remarks Ambassador Mark Lippert Ministry of Foreign Affairs October 31, 2014 : Hi everybody.  Just wanted to say I had a very, very good first day in Korea. It’s been a real treat to meet some new Korean friends, meet the good team at the U.S. Embassy and then the highlight of the day is ...
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10/24/14 – Statement of Ambassador Mark Lippert

Ambassador Mark Lippert Swearing in Ceremony Treaty Room October 24, 2014 As Prepared for Delivery Secretary Kerry, thank you for kind and generous words.  I am honored by the trust that you and President Obama have placed in me, and inspired by your collective leadership on critical challenges around the world. Distinguished guests, friends, and ...
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