Statement by Ambassador Howery

Like many around the world, I was horrified by the mob violence against the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, January 6.  This violent attack on America’s democracy cannot be justified.  Those who perpetrated it should face justice, and U.S. law enforcement is working to do that.  From today until sunset January 13, the flags at the …

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Holiday statements

Christmas is the season of family, friends, and fellowship.  Like so many other things during the past nine months, this holiday so many of us cherish will have to be celebrated a little differently.  While we may not be able to gather together, as we have in years past, the spirit of the holiday is, perhaps, more …

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Remarks for Virtual KTH Event on Entrepreneurship

Hello and thank you, Clara, for welcoming me today to speak to you all!  It is truly an honor as the U.S. Ambassador to Sweden to be speaking to students at the Royal Institute of Technology, one of Sweden’s most prestigious universities.  In fact, as far as I am aware, KTH is the only university in Sweden that a sitting U.S. president has visited to see the amazing technology that it creates. Technology, …

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Nobel 2020 Statement

As the world’s eyes turn to Sweden today, Alfred Nobel Day, it is fitting that we take time to honor those who have conferred what he called the “greatest benefit on mankind.”  It is even more important this year that we celebrate the men and women who have received Nobel Prizes.  The virus may have …

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Remarks for the October 1, 2020 SACC-USA Executive Forum

(Pre-Recorded Remarks)  Good morning, everyone!  I’d like to start by thanking my counterpart in Washington, Swedish Ambassador to the United States Karin Olofsdotter, for that kind introduction.  I would also like to thank Michael, Johan and their team at SACC-USA for hosting this flagship event today, and say a special hello to Michael Kratsios, Chief Technology …

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Remarks at the Hamilton screening, September 9, 2020

  Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, for joining me at this exclusive screening of Hamilton, possibly the biggest Broadway hit in recent years.  I’d particularly like to welcome State Secretary Karin Wallensteen, British Ambassador Judith Gough, and newly arrived French Ambassador Etienne de Gonneville.  I love the idea of sharing this masterpiece about the birth …

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Remarks for the 2020 Independence Day Receptions

“The United States and Sweden – An Enduring Partnership in Challenging Times” Good afternoon and welcome to our (belated) U.S. Independence Day reception!  I’m very pleased that so many of you could join my U.S. Embassy colleagues and me, even if our gathering has had to be spread out over different days and different times and we have to bump elbows instead of shaking hands.  It’s exciting to have our friends at the residence again, after such …

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Remarks at the Reception in Honor of the Alice Aycock Sculpture Exhibition

U.S. Ambassador’s Residence, Stockholm Tuesday, September 1, 2020 Your Royal Highnesses, ladies and gentlemen, friends, I am honored to be able to host you this afternoon to celebrate the exhibition of works in Royal Djurgården by the distinguished American artist, Ms. Alice Aycock. It has been a privilege for the U.S. Embassy and me to support …

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Ambassador Howery opening remarks at Partnership for Peace reception, June 5, 2020

Strengthening the Transatlantic Bond to Confront Today’s Challenges Thank you for inviting me here today. It’s an honor to be among some of Sweden’s most influential policy thinkers on the eve of Sweden’s National Day and to discuss some of the very complex global issues affecting us all. Of course, when we made plans for …

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Ambassador Howery’s Remarks at the Sweden-U.S. Entrepreneurship Forum, Norrbotten

[as prepared for delivery] Hello everyone!  It is an honor to be with you today.  I would like to thank Luleå University of Technology Vice Chancellor Bergvall-Kåreborn and Magnus Aronsson of the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research Institute for giving me a chance to open this amazing forum.   I also want to thank ESBRI for …

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Ambassador Howery’s speech at Chalmers University of Technology (January 14, 2020)

(as prepared) “The United States and Sweden: Strong Partners for a Better Future” Thank you, Prof. Maria Elmquist, for that kind introduction, and to Chalmers for this opportunity to speak here this afternoon. I just came from a tour of the Student Union, thank you again, Union President Dennis Norman. I am looking forward to …

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Remarks by Ambassador Howery at a reception following his credentialing ceremony

Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth M. Howery Credentialing Reception, November 7, 2019 Minister Hultquist, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends, I am delighted to welcome all of you to the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence.  This day has been a long time coming.  It has already far exceeded my highest expectations. This morning I had the honor of …

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