Transcript of Interview of U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen with Armand Mero, Voice of America

VOA: Senator Shaheen, this is your second visit in the Balkans within six months. What is the purpose? Senator Shaheen: So, it’s my first trip to Albania and I have to come back to see this beautiful country. I’m really here to make sure that the people in Albania and here in the Western Balkans …

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Transcript of Interview of U.S. Ambassador Yuri Kim with Blendi Fevziu, Opinion, Klan TV 

Blendi Fevziu: Good evening honored viewers. I speak to you from the studio of Opinion program, as every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 22:00 and every Thursday at 21:00. Today’s show will be divided into several parts, but in the first part, that is, starting now, the guest is American Ambassador to Tirana, Yuri Kim. …

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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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Ukraine’s Six Months of Resistance, Resilience, and Resolve by Ambassador Yuri Kim

Ukraine, a country under attack by Russia since 2014, has now withstood half a year of massive bombings, sieges of cities, and atrocities against its people.  Ukraine is fighting to defend not only its democracy, but its very survival as an independent country. August 24th marks the 31st anniversary of Ukraine’s independence.  Sadly, the day …

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Transcript of Interview of U.S. Ambassador Yuri Kim with  Eni Vasili, Open, News 24 TV 

Eni Vasili: Good evening, welcome, honored viewers to Open, welcome to News 24. She arrived in Tirana as the Ambassador of the United States in January 2020. She is a career diplomat who worked in key spots of foreign policy in Europe, Asia, and the Middle east. Here with me is the Ambassador of the …

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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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Treasury Targets Actors for Destabilizing Behavior Throughout the Western Balkans

U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Public Affairs Press Release:  April 11, 2022 Contact: Treasury Public Affairs, Press@treasury.gov Treasury Targets Actors for Destabilizing Behavior Throughout the Western Balkans WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated seven individuals and one entity across four countries in the Western Balkans …

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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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Transcript of Interview of DAS Gabriel Escobar with Sokol Balla, Real Story, News 24 TV

Sokol Balla: Hello! I speak to you from the U.S. Embassy where I’m in the company of Mr. Gabriel Escobar, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the end of his first visit in this capacity in Tirana. Mr. Escobar, thank you for being with us tonight. DAS Escobar: Thank you …

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Remarks by Ambassador Yuri Kim at the Tirana Open Day of Defender 2021 Military Exercise

President Meta, Prime Minister Rama, Ministers and Generals, Mr. Basha, men and women in uniform, dear friends,   What a beautiful day to showcase our militaries and Exercise Defender Europe 2021, which is the largest U.S.-led military exercise ever seen in the Western Balkans!   This is landmark moment for U.S.-Albanian cooperation in defense. It …

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Transcript of Interview of U.S. Ambassador Yuri Kim with Lutfi Dervishi, RTSH

Lutfi Dervishi: Madam Ambassador, welcome to the show. Ambassador Kim: Thank you very much. It’s a pleasure to be here. Lutfi Dervishi: Less than two weeks from voting day, what are your major concerns regarding the elections? Ambassador Kim: I have hopes, but also concerns as you note. I think this is a very important …

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U.S. Embassy Statement

Albania’s electoral campaign season officially began yesterday, leading to national elections on April 25.  The United States welcomes the official start of the campaign season and, together with local authorities and international parties, will make all efforts to support the elections through to their successful conclusion. We call on all parties, leaders, and voters to …

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Transcript of Interview with Special Representative for the Western Balkans and Deputy Assistant Secretary Matthew Palmer

for Albanian National Broadcaster RTSH   Lutfi Dervishi: Thank you for this interview. DAS Palmer: Thank you for having me on the show. It is an honor to be here. Dervishi: Mr. Palmer, the United States, paraphrasing a saying of Mr. Reagan, President Reagan, has been seen by democratic countries and by those who aspire …

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Transcript of U.S. Ambassador Yuri Kim’s Interview with Ilva Tare on Euronews

Ilva Tare: Kam të ftuar sot ambasadoren e Shteteve të Bashkuara në Tiranë, Yuri Kim. Madam Ambassador, thank you very much for being at Euronews Albania, in what makes me very happy to be your first interview at Euronews Albania, in this country. One month after your arrival to Albania, the country went into quarantine mode because of coronavirus. How was the experience of working under such restrictions?    Ambassador Kim: First of …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Moses-Ones at the U.S. Policy in the Western Balkans Conference

Dear Prime Minister Rama, Ambassador Shannon, Ambassador Soreca, and Ambassador Zuzul, Mr. Serwer and Professor Dr. Angjeli, it is truly an honor to take part in this conference. I am sitting next to a giant of U.S. diplomacy and it is a big honor for me today to be sitting next to my former Under …

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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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Transcript of Interview with PDAS Elisabeth Millard

Klodiana Lala: Ms. Millard, it is a great pleasure to have you in this interview. This is your first time in Albania. What are the most problematic issues that the U.S. Department of State sees with most concern regarding Albania? PDAS Millard: Klodiana, thank you so much for having me here today. It is a …

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Transcript of Interview with U.S. Ambassador Donald Lu

Sokol Balla: Good evening and welcome to this second edition of Real Story here on Vizion Plus, every Monday and Thursday, at 9 pm. I am Sokol Balla. It’s a new studio, a new season, and we start the program with an invitee who comes here for the first time and, unfortunately, also for the …

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Remarks by Carson Relitz Rocker at the Women’s Caucus Event

I nderuar Kryetar i Kuvendit të Shqipërisë zoti Ruçi, e nderuar nënkryetare e Kuvendit zonja Hysi, të nderuara Deputete, të nderuar Ambasadorë, mirëmëngjes. Unë jam Carson Relitz Rocker nga Ambasada Amerikane dhe është një kënaqësi e madhe që ndodhem këtu mes jush!  Ndihem e nderuar që marr pjesë në konstituimin e Aleancës së Grave Deputete. …

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