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Welcome to "Ask the Ambassador." This online interactive forum allows you to interact with U.S. Ambassadors around the world. When a chat is announced, questions submitted online will be answered by State Department officials and posted to the website so that others may also benefit from the discussion.

Transcripts of previous online discussions are available below. When scheduled, a notice of the next chat will be posted on the Department of State home page.

11/25/2008 U.S.-Burkina Faso Bilateral Relations
U.S. Ambassador to Burkina Faso Jeanine Jackson discussed U.S.-Burkina bilateral relations.

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Date: 11/25/2008 Description: Ambassador to Burkina Faso Jeanine Jackson answers questions on Ask the Ambassador. State Dept Photo
Jeanine Jackson,
U.S. Ambassador to
Burkina Faso
Biography



09/26/2008 U.S.-Mongolia Bilateral Relations
U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia Mark. C. Minton discussed U.S.-Mongolia Bilateral Relations.

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Photo of Mark C. Min...
Mark C. Minton,
U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia
Biography

06/27/2008 Canada: U.S.-Canada Bilateral Relations
U.S. Ambassador to Canada David H. Wilkins
discussed: U.S.-Canada Bilateral Relations.

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David H. Wilkins, U.S. Ambassador to Canada
David H. Wilkins,
U.S. Ambassador to Canada
Biography

06/20/2008 Honduras: U.S.-Honduras Bilateral Relations
U.S. Ambassador to Honduras Charles A. Ford
will discuss: Opportunities and Challenges of Creating a Society of Hope in Honduras.

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Charles A. Ford, U.S. Ambassador to Honduras
Charles A. Ford,
U.S. Ambassador to Honduras
Biography

05/30/2008 Japan: U.S.-Japan Bilateral Relations
U.S. Ambassador to Japan J. Thomas Schieffer
discussed: U.S.-Japan Bilateral Relations.

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J. Thomas Schieffer, U.S. Ambassador to Japan
J. Thomas Schieffer,
U.S. Ambassador to Japan
Biography

05/27/2008 U.A.E.: U.S.-U.A.E. Bilateral Relations
U.S. Chargé d'Affaires to U.A.E. Martin R. Quinn
discussed: U.S.-U.A.E. Bilateral Relations.

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Martin R. Quinn
            , U.S. Ambassador to U.A.E.
Martin R. Quinn ,
U.S. Ambassador to U.A.E.
Biography

05/16/2008 Morocco: U.S.-Morocco Bilateral Relations
U.S. Ambassador to Morocco Thomas Riley
discussed: U.S.-Morocco Bilateral Relations.

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Thomas Riley, U.S. Ambassador to Morocco
Thomas Riley,
U.S. Ambassador to Morocco
Biography

05/09/2008 Ecuador: U.S.-Ecuador Bilateral Relations
U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador Linda Jewell
discussed: U.S.-Ecuador Bilateral Relations.

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Linda Jewell, U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador
Linda Jewell.,
U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador
Biography

04/28/2008 Nepal: U.S.-Nepal Bilateral Relations
U.S. Ambassador to Nepal Nancy Powell
discussed: U.S.-Nepal Bilateral Relations.

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Nancy Powell, U.S. Ambassador to Nepal
Nancy Powell.,
U.S. Ambassador to Nepal
Biography

04/18/2008 Egypt: U.S.-Egypt Bilateral Relations
U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Francis J. Ricciardone, Jr.
discussed: U.S.-Egypt Bilateral Relations.

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Francis J. Ricciardone, Jr, U.S. Ambassador to Egypt
Francis J. Ricciardone, Jr.,
U.S. Ambassador to Egypt
Biography

03/27/2008 Jordan: U.S.-Jordan Bilateral Relations
U.S. Ambassador to Jordan David Hale
discussed: U.S.-Jordan Bilateral Relations.

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David Hale, U.S. Ambassador to Jordan
David Hale,
U.S. Ambassador to Jordan
Biography

03/07/2008 Brazil: U.S.-Brazil Bilateral Relations
U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Clifford M. Sobel
discussed: U.S.-Brazil Bilateral Relations.

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Clifford M. Sobel, U.S. Ambassador to Brazil
Clifford M. Sobel,
U.S. Ambassador to Brazil
Biography

02/25/2008 Malaysia: U.S.-Malaysia Bilateral Relations
U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia James Keith discussed: U.S.-Malaysia Bilateral Relations.

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James Keith, U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia
James Keith,
U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia
Biography

02/08/2008 Colombia: U.S.-Colombia Bilateral Relations
U.S. Ambassador to Colombia William R. Brownfield discussed: U.S.-Colombia Bilateral Relations.

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William R. Brownfield, U.S. Ambassador to Colombia
William R. Brownfield,
U.S. Ambassador to Colombia
Biography

01/25/2008 Haiti: U.S.-Haiti Bilateral Relations
U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Janet A. Sanderson discussed: U.S.-Haiti Bilateral Relations.

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Janet A. Sanderson, U.S. Ambassador to Haiti
Janet A. Sanderson,
U.S. Ambassador to Haiti
Biography

01/11/2008 Cambodia: U.S.-Cambodia Bilateral Relations
U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia Joseph A. Mussomeli discussed: U.S.-Cambodia Bilateral Relations.

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Joseph A. Mussomeli, U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia
Joseph A. Mussomeli,
U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia
Biography

12/14/2007 Saudi Arabia: Student Exchange Programs
U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ford M. Fraker discussed: U.S.-Saudi Arabia Student Exchange Programs.

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Ford M. Fraker, U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
Ford M. Fraker,
U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
Biography

12/7/2007 Botswana: World AIDS Day
U.S. Ambassador to Botswana Katherine H. Canavan discussed: World AIDS Day and U.S.-Botswana bilateral relations.

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Katherine H. Canavan, U.S. Ambassador to Botswana
Katherine H. Canavan,
U.S. Ambassador to Botswana
Biography

12/5/2007 South Korea: U.S.-South Korea Bilateral Relations
U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Alexander Vershbow discussed: U.S.-South Korea Bilateral Relations.

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Alexander Vershbow, U.S. Ambassador to South Korea
Alexander Vershbow,
U.S. Ambassador to South Korea
Biography

11/21/2007 Australia: U.S.-Australia Bilateral Relations
U.S. Ambassador to Australia Robert D. McCallum, Jr. discussed: U.S.-Australia Bilateral Relations.

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Robert D. McCallum, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to Australia
Robert D. McCallum, Jr.,
U.S. Ambassador to Australia
Biography

11/13/2007 Lebanon: The Role Lebanon Plays in Middle East Regional Stability
U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Jeffrey Feltman will discuss: The Role Lebanon Plays in Middle East Regional Stability.

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Jeffrey Feltman, U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon
Jeffrey Feltman,
U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon
Biography

10/26/2007 Argentina: U.S.-Argentina Bilateral Relations
U.S. Ambassador to Argentina Earl Anthony Wayne discussed U.S.-Argentina bilarteral relations.

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Earl Anthony Wayne, U.S. Ambassador to Argentina
Earl Anthony Wayne,
U.S. Ambassador to Argentina
Biography

10/19/2007 Uruguay: Trade and Education Issues
U.S. Ambassador to Uruguay Frank E. Baxter discussed U.S.-Uruguay trade and education issues.

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Frank E. Baxter, U.S. Ambassador to Uruguay
Frank E. Baxter.
U.S. Ambassador to Uruguay
Biography

07/30/2007 Vietnam: Recent Developments in Relations With the U.S.
U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Michael W. Marine discussed recent developments in U.S.-Vietnam relations.

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Michael W. Marine, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam
Michael W. Marine.
U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam
Biography

06/26/2007 Portugal: EU Presidency and Transatlantic Community
U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Alfred Hoffman, Jr. discussed Portugal's EU presidency, U.S.-Portugal bilateral relations, and other issues of interest to the transatlantic community.

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Alfred Hoffman Jr., U.S. Ambassador to Portugal
Alfred Hoffman, Jr.,
U.S. Ambassador to Portugal
Biography

06/18/2007 Latvia: Energy Issues and U.S.-Latvian Relations
U.S. Ambassador to Latvia Catherine Todd Bailey discussed the Baltic Regional Energy Forum, as well as current developments in U.S.-Latvian relations.

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Catherine Todd Bailey, U.S. Ambassador to Latvia
Catherine Todd Bailey,
U.S. Ambassador to Latvia
Biography

05/3/2007 France: Close U.S.-France Ties
U.S. Ambassador to France Craig R. Stapleton discussed the France and the United States' close ties and issues of interest to the transatlantic and bilateral relationship.

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Craig R. Stapleton, U.S. Ambassador to France
Craig R. Stapleton,
U.S. Ambassador to France
Biography

04/26/2007   India: Spectacular Growth
U.S. Ambassador to India David C. Mulford discussed the India's rapid expansion in virtually every sector (i.e. education, health, economics, space, technology, and science).  

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David C. Mulford, U.S. Ambassador to India
David C. Mulford,
U.S. Ambassador to India
Biography

03/27/2007   "New Way Forward in Iraq" Strategy
David M. Satterfield, Senior Advisor and Coordinator for Iraq, discussed the "New Way Forward in Iraq" strategy.

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David M. Satterfield, Senior Advisor, Coordinator for Iraq
David M. Satterfield,
Senior Advisor, Coordinator for Iraq
Biography

03/02/2007   How Poland Emerged as a Democracy With a Vibrant Free Market Economy
U.S. Ambassador to Poland Victor Ashe discussed how Poland emerged as a democracy with a vibrant free market economy.

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Victor Ashe, U.S. Ambassador to Poland
Victor Ashe,
U.S. Ambassador to Poland
Biography

02/05/2007   U.S. Government's Role at the World Economic Forum and the State of U.S. Swiss Relations.
U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland Peter R. Coneway discussed the U.S. Government's role at the World Economic Forum and the state of U.S. Swiss relations. 

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Peter R. Coneway, U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland
Peter R. Coneway,
U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland
Biography

12/15/2006   U.S. Commitment to Supporting Democracy in Nicaragua
U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua Paul A. Trivelli discussed the U.S. government commitment to supporting democracy in Nicaragua.

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Paul A. Trivelli, U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua
Paul A. Trivelli,
U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua
Biography

12/01/2006   U.S. Commitment to Supporting South Africa's Response to the HIV/AIDS Pandemic
U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Eric M. Bost discussed the  the U.S. commitment to supporting South Africa's response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic

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Eric M. Bost, U.S. Ambassador to South Africa
Eric M. Bost,
U.S. Ambassador to South Africa
Biography

10/20/2006   U.S.- E.U. Relations
U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, C. Boyden Gray, discussed the "U.S.-E.U. High-Level Dialogue on Climate Change, Clean Energy, and Sustainable Development" and other related issues. 

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C. Boyden Gray, U.S. Ambassador to E..U
C. Boyden Gray,
U.S. Ambassador to E.U.
Biography

09/22/2006   U.S.-Serbia Relations
Michael C. Polt
, U.S. Ambassador to Serbia, answered questions about U.S.-Serbia relations, democracy and security in the Balkans, and Serbia's future as a partner in Europe and in Euro-Atlantic institutions.

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Michael C. Polt, U.S. Ambassador to Serbia
Michael C. Polt,
U.S. Ambassador to Serbia
Biography

09/12/2006   Reconstruction in Afghanistan
Ronald E. Neumann
, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, answered questions about progress made in Afghanistan on the war on terror and reconstruction efforts.

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Ronald E. Neumann, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan
Ronald E. Neumann,
U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan
Biography

08/09/2006   Presidential Elections and Other Issues in Colombia
William B. Woods
, U.S. Ambassador to Colombia, answered questions about the presidential elections and other issues in Colombia.

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William B. Woods, U.S. Ambassador to Colombia
William B. Woods,
U.S. Ambassador to Colombia
Biography

08/01/2006   On-the-Ground Relief Effort in Cyprus
Ronald Schlicher
, U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus, answered questions about the on-the-ground relief effort in Cyprus.

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Ronald Schlicher, U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus
Ronald Schlicher,
U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus
Biography

07/18/2006   G8 Summit and Related Issues
William Joseph Burns, U.S. Ambassador to Russia, led an online discussion regarding the recent G8 Summit hosted by Russia, and related issues.

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William Joseph Burns, U.S. Ambassador to Russia
William Joseph Burns,
U.S. Ambassador to Russia
Biography

06/26/2006   Sports, Diplomacy, and Related Issues
William R. Timken, Jr. , U.S. Ambassador to Germany led an online discussion regarding sports, diplomacy, and related issues on Monday, June 26, 2006.

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William R. Timken, Jr. ,  U.S. Ambassador to Germany
William R. Timken, Jr.,
U.S. Ambassador to Germany
Biography


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