Finola and I will be leaving Washington at the end of this month at the conclusion of my five-year term as Ambassador here. This will be one of my last messages as Ambassador.
It has been a wonderful experience for both of us, and for our family. We have visited many parts of this dynamic country and made many American friends.
I have come into contact with many interesting people. While time and distance cannot be completely overcome, we do hope we will be able to maintain these friendships and contacts. I hope I will be able to maintain contact and exchange of ideas with those who have responded to my weekly messages.