Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston 20th Anniversary Gala

Introduction Thank you very much for that kind and warm introduction.  And thank you to the members of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston for inviting me here this evening to address your 20th Anniversary Gala.  It is an honor to share the platform with Houston’s Mayor (and fellow Harvard Law School alumnus) Sylvester Turner, and with India’s Consul General, ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the Trade Winds Reception

Introduction Good evening and thank you for joining us tonight in celebration of a successful Trade Winds Indo-Pacific Conference.  It is a pleasure to see so many U.S. and Indian business leaders, colleagues, and friends.  Hopefully, your interactions this evening will begin – or continue – the process of forming new business partnerships. Thank you ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the Trade Winds Plenary Session

Introduction Good afternoon Secretary Ross and a special welcome to all of the U.S. company representatives on the Trade Winds mission, to our business and chamber partners, and to other distinguished guests. I would like to extend my deep appreciation to the U.S. Commercial Service team at the Embassy as well as to those visiting ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster on Foreign Service Day Commemoration

Approximately 15,000 American Foreign Service personnel serve in 265 diplomatic missions deployed around the world in small towns and big cities, in developing nations and the most modern metropolitan areas, protecting and serving America’s people, interests, and values.  Diplomats, development professionals, and commercial and agricultural agents are on the front lines of America’s efforts to ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster on the Launch of the Tuberculosis Pledge

Good evening ladies and gentlemen.  I am pleased to welcome you to Roosevelt House for the launch of the Corporate Tuberculosis Pledge.  We thank the American Chamber of Commerce in India and the Confederation of Indian Industry for your partnership in this effort. We are especially pleased to be hosting an event that accelerates the ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at Presentation of the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2018 Iqbal Masih Award for the Elimination of Child Labor

Welcome to the U.S. Embassy.  Today we have the special privilege of presenting the United States Department of Labor’s 2018 Iqbal Masih Award for the Elimination of Child Labor to Stephanie Odegard. The award is named after a Pakistani child who was sold into slavery as a carpet weaver at age four, escaped at age ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the USA Partnership Pavilion Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, Aero India

Introduction Thank you for that kind introduction.  Thank you as well to the Kallman team, your sponsors, and the industry associations for the great job in organizing this USA Partnership Pavilion.  I know that a tremendous amount of effort goes into arranging events of this magnitude, and your hard work certainly shows.  We in the ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the Aero India 2019 Defense Senior Leader Roundtable

Thank you to the American Chamber of Commerce, the U.S.-India Business Council, and the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum for hosting this event.  I am pleased to be joined by Mr. Alan Shaffer, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment; Lieutenant General Charles Hooper, Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency; and other representatives ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the Signing of MoU Among the Government of Punjab, Virgo Corporation, and Honeywell

Introduction Thank you Chief Minister Singh for the invitation to join you today.  It is a pleasure to be here to celebrate the collaboration among the Government of Punjab, Virgo Corporation, and Honeywell. As you know, the Government of India launched in January its National Clean Air Programme to address the challenges posed by air ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, Bhubaneswar

Introduction Good afternoon, and thank you for your extremely warm welcome.  I am so pleased to be here today at the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences – also known as KISS.  I am very impressed by the talent and enthusiasm of the student community. I would like to congratulate Dr. Samanta and his team for ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the World AIDS Day Event in Kohima, Nagaland

Introduction Good afternoon.  Thank you to the Nagaland State AIDS Control Society for inviting me to commemorate World AIDS Day with you.  Each year on this day, the United States government stands in support of people worldwide living with HIV, and we solemnly remember those who have died from AIDS. Today, I would like to ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the Hornbill Festival Inauguration, Nagaland

Introduction Good evening, and thank you for your warm welcome to Kisama Village.  I would like to thank Chief Minister Rio for inviting me to be part of this very special event.  And it is an honor to be on stage with Governor Acharya, Supreme Court Justice Bobde, and former Chief Minister and Governor Jamir. ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at a Social Awareness Service Organization Project Visit in Imphal, Manipur

Introduction Good afternoon.  I would like to thank the Social Awareness Service Organization for hosting this event.  I would also like to acknowledge those who have worked hard to increase the scale and effectiveness of HIV support services:  the State AIDS Control Societies, non-governmental organizations in the region, and the members of communities affected by ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the Ceremony to Commemorate the Victims of the November 26, 2008 Terror Attacks

Thank you very much.   It is a somber duty to be here with the Honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra and representatives of those countries that lost citizens in the terrorist attacks which began ten years ago today.  We join in remembering the victims – Indian and foreign, including six Americans, one of whom was ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster on the 243rd Birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps

Distinguished guests, colleagues, friends, and, most important, members of the Marine Security Guard Detachment of U.S. Embassy New Delhi, good evening. It is my great honor to welcome you to this celebration of the 243rd anniversary of the United States Marine Corps. We would also like to extend a special welcome – or should I ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at Regional Connectivity Conference

Introduction Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen – thank you for joining us at this conference on the important subject of regional connectivity.  Thanks as well to CUTS, FICCI, and the East-West Center for their hard work in organizing today’s event. As we know, the global economy has grown exponentially over the last few decades – ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster on Mahatma Gandhi’s 149th Birth Anniversary

Sabarmati Ashram, Gujarat: Governor of Gujarat Kohli, Deputy Chief Minister Patel, Sabarmati Ashram Chairperson Bhatt, Dr. Bang, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. I am deeply honored to be with you today at the Sabarmati Ashram to mark the 149th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi. As the United States Ambassador to India, ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the American National Day Celebrations in Pune

Introduction Good evening. Thank you Minister Bapat for honoring us with your presence this evening.  And special thanks to our team at the U.S. Consulate in Mumbai for putting this evening together. Welcome to representatives of the Government of India; members of the diplomatic corps; distinguished guests; and our Chief Guest, the Guardian Minister of ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Juster at Indo-American Chamber of Commerce Annual Convention Inaugural Session

Introduction Good morning.  I am pleased to be back in Mumbai – India’s economic and business capital.  I want to thank the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce for inviting me to this year’s Annual Convention – which also commemorates the 50th anniversary of the IACC.  Indeed, I am proud to say that one of my predecessors ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the Reception for USA Poultry and Egg Export Council Showcase of U.S. Poultry Products

Good evening, and thank you for joining us tonight to experience and enjoy the versatility and delectability of U.S. poultry – in both Indian and American-style dishes. This event has been a long time coming:  access to the Indian market for U.S poultry has been a work in progress for more than ten years.  So ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the Regional Conference on Enhancing Energy Cooperation and Integration in South Asia

Introduction It is a great honor to be here this morning with Minister Singh and other distinguished panelists, as well as the delegates from all of our South Asian partners.  On behalf of the U.S. Government, I welcome you to the Regional Conference on Enhancing Energy Cooperation and Integration in South Asia. Energy Security, Regional ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the Roundtable with Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal

Introduction Good afternoon and welcome.  I would like to thank Minister Piyush Goyal, Chairman Ashwani Lohani, and Principal Executive Director for Infrastructure S.K. Mishra for hosting us at Rail Bhavan.  We are honored to be here today, and I am grateful that so many of your distinguished colleagues could join us for this discussion. I ...
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Remarks by Kenneth I. Juster, U.S. Ambassador to India, at Independence Day Celebration

Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Delhi, India August 2, 2018 Thank you Minister Puri for those most gracious remarks, and good evening everyone.  I would like to welcome representatives of the Government of India; members of the diplomatic corps; our distinguished guests; and, especially, our Chief Guest – who is a great friend of the United ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the U.S.-India Peacekeeping Cooperation in Africa Welcome Reception

Remarks by Kenneth I. Juster U.S. Ambassador to India Introduction Director General Sharma, Secretary Ghanashyam, Distinguished Guests:  It is a great honor to be here this morning and have the opportunity to reflect on the important work that all of the nations represented in this room are doing to advance United Nations peacekeeping, and expand ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at the USA Partnership Pavilion Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at DefExpo 2018

Introduction Thank you for that kind introduction.  I would like to thank the Kallman team, your sponsors, and the industry associations – AMCHAM, USIBC, and USISPF – for the great job you have done in organizing the USA Partnership Pavilion.  I know a lot of work goes into arranging events of this magnitude, and it ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster at DefExpo 2018 U.S. Industry Networking Reception

Introduction Thank you, Phil, for your kind introduction.  Good afternoon everyone.  It is great to be here in Chennai.  I would like to thank AmCham, USIBC, and USISPF for jointly hosting this event and for all of their excellent support to the defense industry.  And a warm welcome to Major General Suntheimer, Deputy Commanding General ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Juster at Nexus Startup Hub Launch at The American Center

As Prepared Good afternoon. On behalf of my colleagues at the U.S. Embassy, we would like to congratulate all of you who have played a role in launching Nexus: Startup Hub at the American Center. In particular, we would like to thank our partner, the IC-Squared Institute of the University of Texas at Austin, which ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster at the Birthday Commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am pleased to be here with you to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.  Dr. King was murdered 50 years ago, at the age of 39.  Today, we pause to pay tribute to his extraordinary life and legacy, and to reflect on the lessons he taught us. We draw strength from his courage ...
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Inaugural Speech by Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster – U.S.-India Relations: Building a Durable Partnership for the 21st Century

U.S.-India Relations: Building a Durable Partnership for the 21st Century Thank you very much, Raja, for that kind and generous introduction.  Thanks as well to your colleagues at Carnegie India and my colleagues at the U.S. Embassy for their hard work in putting this event together.  And, of course, thank you everyone for being here ...
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