Ambassador Statement at the American Farm School

Thursday, August 27, 2020

It’s always a great pleasure to be back on the campus of the American Farm School, really one of the crown jewels of the American educational legacy here in Greece, and especially in northern Greece.

I’m especially pleased to be introducing our new Consul General in Thessaloniki, Liz Lee, like me a Californian, so somebody who understands the environment, who understands how important the work that the Farm School does is.

One of the distinguishing aspects of the Farm School for me is the very strong relationship with the United States, both in terms of the foundation of the school, but also in terms of continuing sustainment of donors in the United States, support from USAID and our Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad.

So it’s wonderful to be back on campus, even at this unusual time. And I promise on the part of both the Embassy, but also our new consul general, we will continue our strong record of partnership with everybody here on campus.

Thank you.