4th of July Celebration 2018

Thank you to all of our friends and partners for attending our celebration of the 242nd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. The theme for this year’s event was Viva Las Vegas! We owe special thanks to the student choir from Musical School Vasa Pavic for performing Montenegro’s national anthem.  In addition, the Embassy thanks ...
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Conference on Extremist Radicalization and Violence Assessment

On March 19, the U.S. Embassy’s INL Rule of Law Program supported the organization of the Conference titled “Extremist Radicalization and Violence Assessment – an analysis of needs, gaps and opportunities to address violent extremism in Montenegro.” (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; ...
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United States and Montenegro Sign Agreement to Strengthen Collaboration in Support of the Fulbright Academic Exchange Program

On March 2, Ambassador Uyehara and Minister of Education Damir Sehovic met to discuss bilateral cooperation in the area of education.  Ambassador Uyehara and Minister Sehovic signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen and develop cultural ties between the United States and Montenegro through the Fulbright Academic Exchange Program.  The Memorandum details measures both partners ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Presented Food Donation to Red Cross for Social Welfare Users

On Monday, February 12, U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret Uyehara delivered a donation consisting of food and hygienic items to the Red Cross for recipients of social welfare from the Secretariat for Work, Youth, and Social Welfare of the Municipality of Podgorica.  The Ambassador presented the donation to the Red Cross at the People’s Kitchen ...
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Integrated Anti-Corruption Investigations

On January 29-30, 2018, the U.S. Embassy’s INL Rule of Law Program organized a conference titled “Integrated Anti-Corruption Investigations.”   Ambassador Uyehara gave opening remarks, stressing the importance of cooperation between all authorities in the fight against corruption.  This conference served as a platform to discuss relevant cases among prosecutors of the region, as well ...
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Donation of IT Equipment to Agency for Prevention of Corruption

On January 24, 2018, Ambassador Uyehara met with the  to hold a ceremony marking the donation of IT equipment and software. This donation – worth more than $40,000 – will assist the Agency in more efficiently and effectively investigating asset declaration forms of Montenegrin public officials. Ambassador Uyehara also stressed the importance of open, fair, ...
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United States Supports International English Language Teacher Training Program

U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret Ann Uyehara, together with the Regional English Language Officer Jen MacArthur and English Language Teachers’ Association of Montenegro (ELTAM) President Dragana Radoman officially launched international English language teacher training program “Cross-Border Classroom Connections” on January 10 in Budva.   The program covers 40 hours of training for approximately 75 current English language ...
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XI Conference Dedicated to the Fight against Corruption

On December 11, 2017, the Embassy of the United States supported the organization of the XI Conference Dedicated to the Fight against Corruption, organized by the Network for Affirmation of NGO Sector (MANS).  Ambassador Uyehara gave opening remarks, stressing the importance of  the fight against all forms of corruption, particularly political corruption and the recovery ...
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Use of Montenegrin Criminal Law to Counter Terrorism and Violent Extremism

On November 20, 2017, the U.S. Embassy’s INL Rule of Law Program organized a conference titled “Use of Montenegrin Criminal Law to Counter Terrorism and Violent Extremism.” H.E. Ambassador Uyehara and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice Zoran Pazin gave opening remarks, stressing the importance of commitment in the fight against all forms of terrorism. ...
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2018 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Large Grants Program

The U.S Embassy is accepting project abstracts for the 2018 AFCP Large Grants Program until December 31, 2017. If, following the technical review, rating, and ranking of abstracts are invited to advance to Round 2, the Applicants shall submit full project proposals. This competitive global fund was established to help countries preserve cultural heritage and to demonstrate ...
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2018 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Small Grants Program

The U.S. Embassy is accepting project proposals for the 2018 AFCP Small Grants Program until December 31, 2017.  This competitive global fund was established to help countries preserve cultural heritage and to demonstrate U.S. respect for other cultures. The projects selected to receive funding under this program will advance U.S. diplomatic goals and demonstrate the depth of U.S. respect ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Discusses Tolerance and Countering Radicalism with Youth in the North

On the second day of her October 26-27 visit to northern Montenegro, Ambassador Uyehara spoke at the closing event of an U.S. Embassy Democracy Commission-funded project about preventing youth radicalization in three northern municipalities implemented by ForumMNE.             #USpartnerMNE Today we are in #Berane , discussing tolerance & cooperation with youth from ...
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Workshop on Public Relations in State Prosecution

The United States Embassy in Podgorica, INL Rule of Law Program, in Cooperation with the Supreme State Prosecution Office organized a Workshop on Public Relations in State Prosecution. The aim of this workshop is to discuss best practices and possibilities to further enhance the increasing transparency of State Prosecution.  U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret Ann ...
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Access Microscholarship Program Launch in Rozaje

U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret Ann Uyehara, together with the English Language Teachers’ Association of Montenegro (ELTAM), officially launched the Access Microscholarship Program in Rozaje on October 26. Following programs in Niksic and Podgorica, this is the third program of this kind launched in Montenegro. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if ...
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Fashion Show for Women’s Empowerment

Ambassador Margaret Ann Uyehara hosted a Fashion Show for Women’s Empowerment at her residence, together with Australian Ambassador Julia Feeney. The show featured the works of Open Centre Bona Fide from Pljevlja and NGO Niti from Bijelo Polje. Amb. Uyehara opens doors of her residence 2 a fashion show 4 #women 's empowerment together with Australian ...
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4th of July Celebration 2017

Yesterday we celebrated our Independence Day a little early. Thank you to all of our friends and partners for coming to the reception organized in honor of the 4th of July. This year celebration’s theme was bringing Hawaiian flair to Montenegro. Petra Radulovic, a talented young musician from Kotor, performed the Montenegrin National Anthem. The ...
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U.S. Ambassador Opened Renovated Wards of General Hospital in Niksic

U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret Ann Uyehara and the State Secretary of the Ministry of Health Milovan Vujovic officially opened the renovated Ophthalmology and Urology wards of the General Hospital in Niksic. The U.S. European Command (EUCOM) humanitarian assistance program, through the U.S. Embassy and its Office of Defense Cooperation, has provided 300,000 USD for ...
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Opening Ceremony of Course at Montenegrin National Police Academy

On June 19, 2017 Ambassador Uyehara attended the opening ceremony of a course at the Montenegrin National Police Academy, presented by the U.S. Department of Justice, ICITAP program in cooperation with the Milwaukee Police Department.  This “Training for Trainers: Patrol Operations” course will develop 12 experienced Montenegrin police officers into instructors who can teach U.S police ...
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Commercial Motor Vehicle Interdiction Course

On June 12, the Ambassador Margaret Ann Uyehara presided over the opening ceremony of the Commercial Motor Vehicle Interdiction Course held in Podgorica, Montenegro.   The course is sponsored by the United States Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program and conducted by a team of six regional instructors for a total of twenty Montenegrin ...
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Ambassador Uyehara hosted Iftar dinner

On June 1, U.S. Ambassador Margaret Anne Uyehara hosted an Iftar dinner for more than 80 people from different ethnic and religious backgrounds in celebration of the Islamic holy month Ramadan at the Madressa (Islamic high School) in Tuzi. The Ambassador stressed that the message of love, peace and forgiveness taught by both Jesus and Mohammed, can serve as a unifying ...
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United States and Montenegro Sign Agreement to Share Tax Information

Ambassador Margaret Ann Uyehara and Montenegrin Finance Minister  Darko Radunovic signed an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) today to implement provisions of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and to promote transparency between the two nations on tax matters.  The agreement underscores our continued cooperation and strong bilateral relationship with Montenegro as well as growing international ...
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Montenegro, Albania, and Kosovo Open Joint Police Cooperation Center

On 30 May, Ambassador Margaret Uyehara took part in the opening ceremony of the Trilateral Police Cooperation Center (PCC) in Plav. At the opening of the joint PCC, Ambassador Uyehara praised the commitment of the police from the three states to cooperate in “achieving safe and effective border control techniques and fostering cross border information ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Hosts Asian American Dinner for Access Students

We like to say that the Access Program is more than an English learning program. Last night we certainly lived up to that statement. Ambassador Uyehara welcomed a group of Access Program Podgorica students and teachers to her residence. She talked to the students about one of the most prominent aspects of the U.S. culture ...
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Ambassador Uyehara at Festival of Real Estate Investments

Ambassador Margaret Ann Uyehara spoke at the opening ceremony of the 8th annual Festival of Real Estate Investments (FREI) . She talked about the importance of Montenegro’s Euro-Atlantic integration processes for economic development and the business opportunities that NATO membership can lead to in any country, including Montenegro. The Ambassador said that there is the ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Speaks at “Message from Saturn” Musical Premiere

On April 8, Ambassador Uyehara spoke at the premiere of the musical “Message from Saturn” at KIC Budo Tomovic in Podgorica. The musical is part of an Embassy-funded project to commemorate 2017 Jazz Appreciation Month in Montenegro. The CSO Jazz Art, the Art School for Music and Ballet “Vasa Pavic,” KIC Budo Tomovic, and a U.S. ...
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2017 U.S. College Fair Gathers 400 Visitors

EducationUSA Advising Center Podgorica, in cooperation with the Embassy of the United States of America in Podgorica, hosted a U.S. College Fair as part of the EducationUSA Southeastern Europe Recruiting Tour on April 7,2 017. Ambassador Margaret Ann Uyehara visited the event and encouraged Montenegrin students to find out about various opportunities and benefits of ...
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Empowering Women to Become Entrepreneurs

In honor of Women’s History Month and this year’s topic Be Bold for Change, Ambassador Uyehara hosted a group of distinguished female leaders to discuss women’s underutilized development potential in Montenegro’s economy and what steps can be taken to empower women to become entrepreneurs. The women explored the roles Government, the American Chamber of Commerce and ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Visited NGO Kranjania in Ostros

Ambassador Margaret A. Uyehara and Public Affairs Officer Mark Weinberg visited women from the NGO Kranjanija in Ostros. The visit was part of the Embassy’s outreach activities to commemorate March as Women’s History Month. The Ambassador expressed her support for the work they do and encouraged them to persevere despite the challenges.   NGO Kranjanija ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Op-Ed: Being Bold for Change This International Women’s Day

People around the world have gathered to mark International Women’s Day for over 100 years. Today we come together once again to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. I understand that here in Montenegro the day has traditionally provided the opportunity to tell the women in our lives – mothers, daughters, ...
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Conference on Court Manager in Kolasin

The U.S. Embassy in Podgorica, in cooperation with the Center for Training in Judiciary and State Prosecution, organized the Conference on Court Manager in Kolasin, February 27-28, 2017. The Conference was opened by H.E. Ambassador Uyehara and the President of Supreme Court of Montenegro Vesna Medenica. In her opening remarks, the Ambassador Uyehara noted that ...
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United States Donate Technical Equipment for Supreme Court

The Ambassador of the United States to Montenegro, H.E. Margaret Ann Uyehara visited the High Court in Podgorica to mark the donation of technical equipment for the courtroom that will enable audio-video coverage of trials, video-conferencing of remote witnesses, and audio and video scrambling of protected witnesses. The President of the Supreme Court thanked the ...
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