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DIPLOMATIC VISIT

       TO THE UNITED STATES | JANUARY 2017

                                       Liberland Diplomatic Visit to the United States for the President Inauguration

The Free Republic of Liberland found many opportunities for promotion and advancement during the events
of the Presidential inauguration in Washington D.C. Untold numbers of new people learned about Liberland
through the outreach of our Diplomatic Corps and positive media exposure.
On Wednesday, January 18, an assembly from Liberland’s U.S. Representative office went to Capitol Hill and
met with staffers for several members of of the United States Congress. Receptions were positive and we
look forward to building upon the introductions that were made.
A Presidential Meet and Greet event was hosted on Thursday in Manassas, Virginia, where all applicants for
citizenship from the U.S. were invited to attend. This dinner was well received by both local residents and
those visiting the D.C. area for the inauguration. President Jedlicka, Vice-President Wozniak and Minister of
Foreign Affairs Thomas Walls were all in attendance and pleased to have the occasion to meet with so many
supporters. Noted radio and media host Mike Opelka was also present for the festivities.
Friday, January 20th was Inauguration Day and Messrs. Jedlicka, Wozniak and Walls were amongst a group
of over 20 Liberlanders, backers and friends to attend the ceremonies at the U.S. Capitol. In addition to the
swearing-in and inaugural parade, we were honored to have the attention of major media outlets. Reporters
from The Washington Post, Slate Magazine and the Washington Examiner met with us downtown, conducted
interviews and published very positive articles. This coverage was picked up on the news wires and sparked
an assortment of other press organizations all across Europe to cover our presence at the inauguration.
On Saturday, the Liberland delegation visited the homes of two founding fathers of the United States: Thomas
Jefferson’s Monticello and James Madison’s Montpelier. Amongst a list of accomplishments too long to list
here, Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States and author of the Declaration of Inde-
pendence. James Madison was the fourth president of the United States and drafted the U.S. Constitution
and Bill of Rights.The team enjoyed a luncheon meeting at the Charlottesville home of David Molineaux of
our U.S. Representative Office. Several planning and strategy discussions were held during the visit.
In New York City by President Jedlicka, Minister Walls and Representative Molineaux were hosted by the
Honorable Dr. David Altman, Vice-President of Netanya Academic College and his son, Rav Yoav Altman.
Both gentlemen are enthusiastic supporters of Liberland and we look forward to working with them on the
recognition and establishment of Liberland in the near future.

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