“Pfor me it is an important relationship. Portugal is a member of NATO, a strong ally”, said the Lusa agency Randi Charno Levine, on the sidelines of the United States Independence Day celebration (which is officially celebrated on July 4th), at the US Embassy in Lisbon. .
Recalling her speech on democracy and the “common values” between Portugal and the United States, the diplomat stressed that the two nations found “the same speech” of a range of values and “supporting the taste for democracy”, in the sense of helping “to the other” to feed the bonds.
“As we mentioned, we sentenced independence with Madeira Wine, we were together side by side, supporting each other in the revolution, in tragedy, in the economy and in social problems”, he observed, affirming that he had “hope that the relationship will be smiling and much stronger and more productive”.
“This is my opportunity, to help take relationships further and bring people together from different platforms and communities,” he added.
For Randi Charno Levine, his legacy as US ambassador to Portugal “will be to make ties” — in business, government and politics — “very tight between the two countries.
About the first 10 weeks in office and living in Lisbon, the US ambassador said that her period in Portugal “has been extraordinary”.
“In 10 weeks, I feel like I’ve been here for a year. People are so welcoming… I have to spend most of my time trying to get to know different groups of people: government, civil society and business,” he said. .
“People have been open and welcoming. I will be able to strengthen our relationships and strengthen our partner companies between our relationships and society, in cultural ties”.
Randi Charno Levine was appointed ambassador to Portugal in 2021 by the President of the United States, Joe Biden, having been unanimously confirmed in the US Senate in March and assumed in April 2020.
Queue is also a permanent collection of the museum, chaired the Portrait of the Nation Gala in organizing and expanding the museum’s permanent collection, chaired the Portrait of a Nation Revised Gala in Washington, D.C., is also a permanent collection of the revised museum in organizing and expand the business partnership program.
According to a post on the US Embassy website, Randi Levine was also the administrator of the Meridian International Center in Washington, DC, where she chaired the Meridian Center for Cultural Diplomacy, guided and led international exchange programs as well as the development of projects, strategic and commercial partnerships.
“She was also a trustee of the New Museum in New York and a member of the Artemis Board, where she supported diversity and equality for women in the arts,” it reads.
The ambassador was also “a member of the Friends of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a board member of FACES at the New York University Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and a founding member of the High Line Council. She was also a board member of the Norton School of Family Consumer Science at the University of Arizona, the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Hamptons International Film Festival”.
Randi Charno Levine studied Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and has published several works.
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