Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Yuri Kim at the Smart Cities Conference Opening Session*

I am very upset this morning! I will tell you why. I am very upset because I am looking through this agenda and I am realizing that there are some amazing people who are here for this conference and there are some amazing sessions planned, and I genuinely wished that I had cleared my schedule …

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U.S. Embassy Statement

The United States Embassy congratulates Bajram Begaj on his election as the next President of Albania. As Chief of Defense, he contributed significantly to defense cooperation between the United States and Albania. We look forward to continuing to work with him in his new role and further strengthening the partnership between our countries.

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Transcript of Interview of U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia Karen Donfried with Voice of America

Voice of America: First of all, I would like to thank you for this opportunity. Ms. Donfried, in the press release announcing your tour in the region, it was explained that in Albania, among other things, you would emphasize the need to fully implement justice reform and combat corruption. What specifically did you ask from …

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Our Strength is our Unity: Putin Chose War. We Remain United with Ukraine by DAS Gabriel Escobar

The world has changed because of Russia’s war on Ukraine, and the outpouring of support for Ukraine over the last few days has been remarkable.  We join the international call on all countries, and particularly those in Europe, to uphold international law and unequivocally reject Russia’s illegal invasion of their neighbor in Ukraine.  The countries …

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Remarks by Ambassador Yuri Kim at the Ceremony for the Donation of COVID Equipment to Mother Theresa Hospital

It is a great pleasure to be here and it’s really an honor to for me to be with you. As a temporary resident of Albania, I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything that all of you have done, every medic, every nurse, everyone who was cleaning the …

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Virtual Visit of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer to Albania

During a “virtual visit” to Albania April 6, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer met with President Meta, PM Rama, and DP Chair Basha to reaffirm the importance of U.S.-Albanian relations as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the re-establishment of diplomatic relations. They reconfirmed our shared commitment to expanding bilateral cooperation on democracy, …

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Remarks by Under Secretary of State for Energy, Economic Growth, and Environment Keith Krach, at the Office of the Prime Minister of Albania

It’s an honor to be here in Albania and to have an opportunity to meet you. Mr. Prime Minister, you’re quite a leader and I’m so excited to open up this next chapter and take our partnership to the next level. I don’t think there’s any other place I’d rather be than right here, right …

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“Outlaw Regime: A Chronicle of Iran’s Destructive Activities”

This report documents the magnitude of the Islamic Republic’s destructive activities at home and abroad. Many of the activities highlighted have occurred recently, while others date back to the early days of the revolution. As this report makes clear, the one constant is that the Iranian regime will do whatever it takes to maintain its …

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Remarks by Ambassador Donald Lu at the Petroleum Sector Development Workshop

Minister Gjiknuri, Minister Ahmetaj, colleagues, My colleagues dared me to start today’s workshop with an energy joke.  Here goes: Why did the gardener plant a light bulb? He thought he would get a power plant! Albania has been pulling energy from the ground for more than 100 years.  Crude oil was first discovered at Patos …

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Fact Sheets: 2017 Global Funding and Projects

The State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) aims to be a catalyst to draw attention to the issue of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in conflict-affected settings globally in order to improve dialogue, evidence, response, innovation, coordination, and leadership through funding and policy development. In 2013, PRM and USAID/OFDA launched a joint signature …

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Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada

THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans, we are joined together today in sadness, shock, and grief. Last night, a gunman opened fire on a large crowd at a country music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada. He brutally murdered more than 50 people, and wounded hundreds more. It was an act of pure evil. The FBI and …

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Fact Sheets: U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Syrian Crisis

Maintaining its steadfast commitment to getting lifesaving support to the people of Syria impacted by conflict wherever they are, the United States today announced more than $697 million in additional humanitarian assistance. State Department Bureau of Population, Migration, and Refugees Acting Assistant Secretary Simon Henshaw made this announcement at the UN General Assembly. It brings …

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U.S. Senator John McCain Visits Albania

U.S. Senator John McCain visited Albania on Friday, where he highlighted the U.S.- Albania military partnership, the importance of the country’s judicial reform, and efforts to defeat ISIS. Senator McCain, who serves as the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, met with President Bujar Nishani, Prime Minister Edi Rama, Parliamentary Leader Ilir Meta, and …

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