Remarks on “The 8th ROK-U.S. Alliance Forum” at a Virtual Event Hosted by KUSAF and KDVA

Remarks Harry Harris U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. AS DELIVERED Good morning Minister Suh, Chairman Min, Ambassador Ahn, ROK Chairman General Won, General Jung, General Brooks, General Abrams, and the many distinguished guests out there in the virtual space. Thank you KDVA for appointing me ...
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Congratulatory Remarks at Kor-Asia 2020 Forum

Remarks Harry Harris U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Dynasty Hall, The Shilla Hotel November 25, 2020 AS DELIVERED Good morning, everyone. Speaker Park, Prime Minister Chung, Chairman Seung, Korea Times President Oh, and the many distinguished guests out there in virtual space. I’m happy to be here today to congratulate the organizers and ...
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Congratulatory Remarks at The Korea Times 70th Anniversary Ceremony

Remarks Harry Harris U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Lotte Hotel Seoul October 29, 2020 AS DELIVERED Good evening, everyone. Speaker Park, Prime Minister Chung, fellow ambassadors, Korea Times President Oh, and other distinguished guests, it’s an honor to be with you today to fete the 70th Anniversary of the Republic of Korea’s longest-running ...
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Congratulatory Remarks at AMCHAM Doing Business in America Seminar

Remarks Harry Harris U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Grand Hyatt Seoul, Grand Salon – Lobby Level June 26, 2020 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Jim, and AMCHAM members for the invitation to speak with you today.  AMCHAM Korea is lucky to have Jim Kim on its team.  Minister Sung, Representative Suh, ladies and gentlemen, ...
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Congratulatory Remarks for Gwanghwamun Arirang Special Art Exhibition

Remarks Harry Harris U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Gwanghwamun Plaza Monday, June 15, 10:00 a.m. AS DELIVERED Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun, Chairman Ban Ki-moon, Foreign Minister Kang, fellow members of the Diplomatic Corps, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. It’s a great honor to be here today at the opening of the Gwanghwamun Arirang ...
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Ambassador Harris’ Message to U.S. Citizens in the Republic of Korea

  Dear Fellow American Citizens in the Republic of Korea, As the Korean Government continues its comprehensive and aggressive fight against COVID-19,  which we strongly support, I would like to reassure you that the U.S. Embassy remains open and operational to meet our highest priority, which is the welfare and safety of U.S. citizens in ...
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Congratulatory Remarks at Association of American States Offices in Korea’s 30th Anniv. Luncheon

Remarks Harry Harris U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Association of American States Offices in Korea (ASOK) 30th Anniversary Luncheon Event InterContinental Seoul, COEX January 15, 2020 AS PREPARED Thank you very much for this certificate of recognition. First, congratulations on an impressive 30-year Anniversary!  We’re here today to celebrate the foresight that the ...
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Congratulatory Remarks on “K-Pop and Innovation” at 2020 New Year Seminar

Remarks Harry Harris U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea 2020 New Year Seminar: K-Pop and Innovation January 14, 2020 AS DELIVERED President Lee Geun, Professor Lee Jang-woo, President Kim Ki-woong, President Lee Soo-man, seminar organizers, ladies and gentlemen, Thank you very much for inviting me here today to join this 2020 New Year Seminar, ...
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Speech on “The U.S.-ROK Alliance” at Hanyang University Townhall Lecture

Remarks Harry Harris U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Hanyang University November 1, 2019 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Dr. Min, for that kind introduction. It’s a real pleasure to be here at Hanyang University to speak with the next generation of Korean leaders. A Town Hall involves some give and take, so I plan ...
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Congratulatory Remarks to KICPA at a Dinner Hosted by KUSAF and KDVA

Remarks Harry Harris U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Plaza Hotel, Seoul October 17, 2019 AS DELIVERED Thanks, Mr. Cho Dong-hyun, for that generous introduction. I was in Tennessee and Washington last week, and I just landed at Incheon about an hour ago. I came straight here from the airport to meet with you ...
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Acceptance Speech for Distinguished Public Service Award at 12th Annual PPALM Meeting

Remarks Harry Harris U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Pan-Pacific American Leaders and Mentors (PPALM) October 13, 2019 AS DELIVERED Let’s give it up one more time for “Ooh-La-La”! Thank you, Tony, for that very generous introduction. Most speakers use the brief moments that they are being introduced as the final opportunity to prepare ...
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Speech on “The U.S.-ROK Alliance” at U.S. Korea Business Council Luncheon

Remarks Harry Harris U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea U.S. Korea Business Council Joint Plenary Luncheon Washington, DC October 11, 2019 AS DELIVERED Thank you, David for that kind introduction. It’s been a year since I last stood before the U.S. Korea Business Council, and what a year it’s been. As I stand in ...
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Promoting prosperity in the Indo-Pacific

By ShareAmerica September 6, 2019 The Trump administration’s strategy for the Indo-Pacific region is based on the belief that nations in that region should be independent, strong, and satellites to none. “Our Indo-Pacific vision is about developing … deep and respectful relationships, based on security, respect for the rule of law, and mutually beneficial economic ...
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Working Together for the Future of the Indo Pacific Region

Indian Ocean Region Conference Maldives September 3-4, 2019 As Prepared for Delivery – Ladies and gentlemen, it’s truly an honor to be here with you at the 4th Indian Ocean Conference. Thank you, India Foundation, for organizing such an impressive gathering of stakeholders at this vitally important time, in this amazing place, to address the ...
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[Ambassador Harris’ Speech] “The Future of the Cloud”

Remarks Harry Harris U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Facebook Korea June 5, 2019 AS DELIVERED Thank you all for being here this afternoon, especially Representative Choung Byoung-gug and Director General Kwon Jun-wook. I’d also like to thank K-Internet for collaborating with us on this event. Under the leadership of Chairperson Han Seong-sook and ...
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Op-Ed | Helping Clear the Air: A Case for Ethanol-Blended Fuel

Harry Harris, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea April 4, 2019 Like so many other Seoulites, I appreciate the dynamism of this beautiful city set amid the backdrop of Bukhansan and the Han River.  Since my family and I moved here last year, I’ve come to appreciate the drive that Koreans have to improve ...
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Ambassador Harris at the International Women’s Day Reception

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Harry Harris U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea International Women’s Day Reception Chief of Mission Residence March 8, 2019 Good evening everyone. Bruni and I are thrilled to be able to host you here at the Habib House tonight. And I’d especially like to thank and recognize the Vice ...
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[Ambassador Harris’ Speech] Striving for Peace: the U.S.-ROK Alliance 65 Years After the Armistice Agreement

Remarks Harry Harris U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea 2018 JoongAng Ilbo-CSIS Forum Westin Chosun Hotel October 22, 2018 AS DELIVERED Recognizing the foreign policy experience and wisdom gathered here today, I want to be sure to make the best use of your time. So with brevity in mind, I would like to give ...
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[Ambassador Harris’ Speech] Korea Society Van Fleet Award Dinner

Remarks Harry Harris U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea IHO CJ Group Chairman Sohn, Kyung-shik Plaza Hotel, New York September 21, 2018 As Prepared for Delivery – Thank you for your invitation to appear tonight and for the opportunity to address this distinguished audience.  It’s a pleasure to be here and an honor to ...
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[Ambassador Harris’ Speech] Korea-U.S. Alliance Foundation

Remarks Harry Harris U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Millennium Hilton Hotel September 14, 2018, 7:00 p.m. As Prepared for Delivery – Ladies and gentlemen, it’s a pleasure to be here with you this evening for a wonderful event that honors and reflects our enduring bilateral alliance.  This past week, as many of you ...
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[Ambassador Harris’ Speech] The Enduring U.S.-ROK Alliance and Future of our Partnership

Remarks Harry Harris U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Far East Broadcasting Forum September 11, 2018 As Prepared for Delivery – Thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen for the warm welcome.  It’s a pleasure to be here, and I’m excited to share my thoughts with you this evening. The U.S. government has a ...
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[Ambassador Harris’ Speech] The U.S.-ROK Relationship: Towards the Next 65 Years

Remarks Harry Harris U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Korea National Diplomatic Academy August 13, 2018 As Prepared for Delivery – Thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen. It’s a pleasure to speak with all of you. I want to use my time at the lectern today to discuss U.S.-Korea relations looking forward. There ...
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