Ambassador’s Remarks at Albania Disability Rights Foundation

Special Advisor Heumann, Executive Director Cani, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Welcome to our home.  We are delighted that you are able to join us this evening.

I had an opportunity to see Judy Heumann speak in March in Washington.  I had no idea we had such an active special advisor on international disability rights.

Her presentation and her personal story are truly inspiring.  We are honored to have her visiting Albania.

I am proud that the U.S. Government, through USAID, has provided support to the Albania Disability Rights Foundation for several years.  What we cannot provide is jobs for persons with disabilities.  That is something that we would like to ask you to consider.

Please join me in welcoming Judy Heumann.