Ambassador Kelly Craft
U.S. Mission to the United Nations
New York, New York
September 22, 2020
On this 75th anniversary of the United Nations, I have the awesome honor of introducing today someone who has taken to heart the core principle that this international organization was founded upon – peace.
On September 15th, we all witnessed the results of President Trump’s vision and perseverance, which brought Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain together to sign the historic Abraham Accords that unlock a new era for peace in the Middle East.
This new era offers the region and all its people the first new hope for peace in a generation, and the United States invites the Palestinians to seize this opportunity to engage in that spirit.
Earlier this month, President Trump also brokered economic normalization between Serbia and Kosovo, a breakthrough that charts a course toward reconciliation for the people in the Balkans, a region that has suffered too much bloodshed.
On North Korea, the President’s fearless vision has shown remarkable progress. President Trump is the first American president to meet with North Korea’s leaders, Americans held captive in North Korea have come home, there have been no new nuclear tests, no long-range missile tests, a dramatic lowering of the diplomatic temperature in the region, and an opening for a lasting agreement that brings peace to the peninsula.
It is clear, that when President Trump speaks, world leaders listen closely.
In 2018, President Trump used the power of his voice to warn the Assad regime and its Russian and Iranian partners to halt plans to attack Idlib Province – a warning they wisely heeded and which spared millions of Syrians from the risk of death and injury.
As I sit before you today, the U.S.-brokered peace talks between the parties in Afghanistan are underway. Women now occupy positions within the Afghan peace process, and President Trump is convinced there is a clear relationship between women in positions of authority and a brighter and more peaceful future for the Afghan people.
Yet again, the President has shown the fortitude necessary to bring together longstanding adversaries to work toward sustainable peace.
Through his bold leadership, grit, dogged determination, and an unmatched ability to break through the status quo and make a deal, President Donald J. Trump has delivered on the promises he made to the American people. And the world is more peaceful as a result.
Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, distinguished delegates, fellow ambassadors, and world leaders, my Commander-in-Chief and President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump.