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Statement by the Vice President on International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau (January 2

Today, Jill and I join the American people in remembering the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust and the millions of Poles, Roma, LGBT people, and so many others whose lives were extinguished by the Nazi regime.  We honor the memories of those who died in the Holocaust.  And we pay tribute to the ...
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Ambassador Norland helps mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27)

On January 27 Ambassador Norland joined Georgian leaders and other members of the international community to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day at an event organized by the Georgian Public Defender’s Office and “Lea” – the Jewish Women’s Organization of Georgia.  During his remarks, Ambassador Norland said, “We must remember that the Holocaust is not an abstraction.   ...
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Readout of the President’s Call with Chancellor Merkel of Germany (January 27)

The President spoke today with Chancellor Merkel of Germany regarding developments in Ukraine.  The two leaders expressed concern about the significant increase in violence in eastern Ukraine and Russia’s materiel support for the separatists and its failure to fulfill its commitment under the Minsk Agreement, and they agreed on the need to hold Russia accountable ...
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Embassy’s Export Control and Related Border Security program Receives Award from World Customs Organization (January 26)

On January 26, Monica Dorado, the Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program Advisor, was presented with a merit award from the World Customs Organization.  The award was presented on International Customs Day in recognition of EXBS’s exceptional service to the international customs community, in particular the partnership and assistance provided to the Customs ...
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