Thanks Jaime and Luis for your invitation. Good afternoon, everyone. I’d rather sit here and keep things informal. I will use my cue cards. You can always tell who is not a native speaker because they always use cue cards. I think the title of this conference is very appropriate and very well selected, ‘Facing Change’. Because after thirty some odd years working on the State Department, many of those in the bilateral relationship, I believe we can safely say, we are ‘facing change together.