“It has been an honor to serve in this position for more than three years, during which time we have accomplished so much together.”
“In 2019 the United States and Spain added an important milestone in our economic relationship by updating the bilateral tax agreement to end double taxation for companies that operate in both countries.”
“We want women to reach their economic potential as entrepreneurs in Spain. They are the ones who create jobs and improve economies.”
“We ask Spain to take a leading role in the EU to improve these rights for Cubans, Venezuelans, and Nicaraguans. We ask Spain to prevent bolichicos from Venezuela and corrupt Nicaraguans and Cubans from escaping with their plunder to Europe. The international community can and must stand as one against human rights abuses and end impunity for such tyrants.”
“Cheap things turn out to be expensive, in 5G and in everything: the data flowing through those devices would come into the hands of the Chinese State.”
“The money American and Spanish companies will save in taxes can be used to create more jobs, more investment, and more growth in our two nations.”
“It was a pleasure meeting in Brussels with US Ambassadors Huntsman, Hutchison and Gidwitz to discuss global priorities like Russia, China, and our strong alliance in NATO.”
“The empowerment of girls creates many opportunities. Education and inclusion is fundamental. Robotics is the future and now these girls have unlimited options.”
“I had the pleasure of participating in a summit with other senior diplomats in Stuttgart, Germany at United States European Command to discuss our relationship with NATO and Europe and other global themes like Venezuela, Russia and China.”
“So pleased to join U.S. Ambassador to Spain Duke Buchan III and U.S. Ambassador to Portugal George Glass. Spain and Portugal are key allies who strengthen NATO through their contributions, particularly in the Mediterranean region.”
“Together, the United States, Spain, and the rest of the international community of democracies will work closely with the legitimately elected leaders of the National Assembly to help Venezuela recover its democracy.”
“Thirty years ago today, in 1988, Spain and the United States signed our Agreement on Defense Cooperation. This agreement governs the presence of U.S. forces on Spanish bases, consolidating the naval base in Rota and the air base in Moron de la Frontera as critical support nodes for Spanish, NATO and United States forces.”
Discussions focus on Spain-US collaboration in security and defense.
Buchan visits the USS Carney destroyer and participates in a demonstration by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marines.
The leaders discuss U.S. collaboration with the municipal authorities of the city of Rota to further support U.S. Military personnel stationed at the Naval Base.
Meeting focuses on strengthening ties with Puerto de Santa María and showing appreciation for the support of the U.S. personnel stationed at the Rota Naval Base.
Leaders discuss how Spain and the U.S. can strengthen their collaboration in defense and the protection of the country’s shared values.
Ambassador Buchan and the Andorran Minister of Economy, Gilbert Saboya Sunyé, meet to discuss how to encourage Andorran investment in the U.S. and strengthen economic ties between the two countries.
“Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.”
“As a family we have a deep appreciation, respect and love for the Spanish people and culture. It is only surpassed by our love for the United States.”
“Buchan brings formidable talents to the post and will represent the United States — and, of course, Vance County — well in this position.”
“If he asked a question, he genuinely wanted to know the answer to understand, and he listened. […] His work ethic is exceeded by his intelligence. He still stays in touch with a lot of (local) people. He is not above Henderson and has not forgotten his roots.”
The Buchan Fund is one of the largest single endowments dedicated to support the study of Spanish languages, literature and culture.
A North Carolinian whose passions include Carolina basketball, Spanish literature and culture, and his farm where he grows 60 varieties of organic heirloom tomatoes.
“And this is who we are: the oldest and largest school within a top public research university educating men and women who will be leaders across the globe.”
“The study of the Spanish language, literature and culture provided me a passport to a world outside of the United States and instilled in me a global perspective.”
Carolina students taking Spanish can thank Duke Buchan III ’85, and his early obsession with the World Book Encyclopedia for innovative learning experiences that make the language more relevant than ever.
Growing up in rural North Carolina between two towns with fewer than 3oo people combined, Duke Buchan dreamed big.
“My passion for investing and taking calculated risk started as a young boy playing cards with our family on Saturday nights. My parents reinforced family, integrity and hard work daily.”