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Introducing James Knight, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Chad

10 September 2013

This video was produced by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Information Programs in August 2013. Speakers are James Knight, the U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Chad, and his wife, Amelia.

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James Knight
U.S. Ambassador
to the Republic of Chad

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[Ambassador James
Knight:] Hello. My name is
James Knight.

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I'm the new U.S. ambassador
to the Republic of Chad.

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It is my very great honor

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to be chosen by President
Barack Obama

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to represent the government
and the people

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of the United States in Chad,

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a regional leader and strong
U.S. partner.

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I am pleased to introduce you
to my wife, Amelia.

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Amelia has been my
closest partner

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and strongest supporter

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throughout my Foreign
Service career.

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We began working in Africa more
than 30 years ago,

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first in Niger,

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followed by assignments
in Nigeria,

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The Gambia, Madagascar,

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Cape Verde, Angola

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and most recently Benin.

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[Amelia:] Hello. James and I
are both delighted

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to be here in Chad.

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[Ambassador Knight:] We look
forward to meeting you

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and learning more about
your country.

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We're excited to see

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the many cultural
sites in Chad,

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like the beautiful painted
houses of Gaoui,

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and sampling karkanji

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in N'Djamena's historic
quarter.

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And we are eager to visit
Lake Chad

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and Chad's other
natural wonders.

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We greatly appreciate
Africa's unparalleled wildlife,

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and are especially looking
forward

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to visiting Zakouma National
Park.

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The United States is committed

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to strengthening its
partnership

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with the people of Chad.

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As just one example,

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Chad's first American Corner

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opened in N'Djamena a
few weeks ago

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to make it easier for Chadians

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to learn about the United
States

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and educational opportunities

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which our embassy facilitates.

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I look forward to working
with you all

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to pursue the many shared
opportunities that lie ahead.

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See you soon.

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[Amelia] See you soon!

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[TEXT] CONNECT WITH US:

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[TEXT] FACEBOOK.COM/NDJAMENA.
USEMBASSY
NDJAMENA.USEMBASSY.GOV

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[TEXT] Produced by the U.S.
Department of State

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