Ambassador Sue Kay Brown and her legacy of strengthening US-Montenegro relations

The US Embassy opens a book of mourning on the death of former Ambassador Sue Kay Brown

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Sue Kay Brown, Photo: US Embassy
Sue Kay Brown, Photo: US Embassy
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The American Embassy in Podgorica confirmed today with an in memoriam announcement that former Ambassador Sue Kay Brown passed away this week.

"It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of former Ambassador Sue K. Brown. The staff of the Embassy, ​​the citizens of Montenegro and her friends, family and colleagues around the world deeply feel her loss. During her mandate from 2011 to 2015, Ambassador Brown gave significant contribution to the reforms of the army and the rule of law, strongly supporting Montenegro on the path of Euro-Atlantic integration and laying the foundation for Montenegro's accession to NATO. She was deeply committed to the well-being of the citizens of Montenegro, coordinating American aid after natural disasters in Montenegro," the embassy stated on its website.

In memoriam, it is stated that "for her invaluable contribution to the improvement of bilateral relations, Ambassador Brown was awarded the Order of the Montenegrin Flag of the second degree."

Sue Kay Brown
photo: US Embassy

"Her legacy of dedication to the diplomatic service continues to inspire us all. As a sign of respect for her tireless work and unwavering commitment, we are sharing several photos that capture her significant contribution to the strong ties between the United States of America and Montenegro. Citizens can come to the Embassy on the 23rd and 24th. May during business hours to sign the condolence book that will be delivered to Ambassador Brown's family," the embassy said in a statement.

Sue Kay Brown
photo: US Embassy

Ambassador Brown uncompromisingly advocated for the unhindered work of journalists and independent media in the period when they were exposed to the greatest persecution and pressure.

Brown was born in 1948. She was also the chargé d'affaires in Ghana. She retired from the diplomatic service in 2015 and was the first African-American woman to hold the position.

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