October 27, 2019
Dobriy vechir! [Good evening!] So, I am also going to join you in Mariupol. I’m very pleased to be here with the two ministers — it’s a great honor to be with them, but it’s a greater honor to be with you.
And Roman, thank you for the opportunity to do this. I want to thank my colleagues at USAID for making this all possible – both the Leadership Academy and this train. It’s a great train, Minister, it’s a great train. So, after 15 hours, I’m sure you will say it’s even a greater train.
So, let me just echo the words of Roman and the two ministers to say how pleased I am to see you, who will be the leaders of a great country — the great country of Ukraine.
As some of you may remember, I had the opportunity to talk to you earlier, when you were first joining the Leadership Academy. It’s great to see you, it’s great to see you again.
I look forward to seeing you down in Mariupol. It’s a great opportunity for you; it’s a greater opportunity for you. Congratulations!