Transcript of Round Table Discussion of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer with Albanian Reporters

DAS Palmer: Thank you very much and thank you for joining me. It’s been a real pleasure for me to engage in even a virtual visit to Tirana, which is, let’s face it, a pale shadow of the real thing, and the food isn’t nearly as good. But it really is a joy to get …

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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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Transcript of Interview with U.S. Ambassador to Albania Yuri Kim

with VOA Albanian Service   VOA: Ambassador Kim, thank you for this interview. Through almost one year of your presence in Albania, the focus of your public statements has been justice reform. Recently, you have spoken often about the Constitutional Court, insisting on the need to make it functional within this month. How realistic is …

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Transcript of Interview with A/S of State for Education and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce with Thimi Samarxhi of Vizion+

Vizion+: Madam, thank you very much for being here. I appreciate it and it’s an honor having you here. A/S Royce: Thank you, Thimi. Vizion+: Given that this is probably your first visit to Albania, what is your first impression? A/S Royce: The first thing I want to say is how appreciative I am of …

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Remarks by Ambassador Yuri Kim at the U.S European Command-funded Project in Patos

Mayor Balilaj, Director Mete, Director Diko, distinguished guests and students. I would first like to thank you for the opportunity to take part in this ceremony commemorating the renovations made to this beautiful facility. Of all the important work that the United States Embassy takes part in, the humanitarian assistance projects are the most rewarding …

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Transcript of Interview with U.S. Ambassador Yuri Kim by Sokol Balla

Sokol Balla: Albania is a strange country even when it comes to its history. We practically do not have the Declaration of Independence. We’ve lost it. We don’t have the Independence Day flag, either. It’s been stolen. And we do not have the building where independence was declared either because it has been destroyed. There …

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Remarks by Ambassador Yuri Kim at the AFCP Signing Ceremony

Minister Margariti, honored guests, good morning and thank you for joining us. Today, we mark the start of the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Project to restore cultural sites damaged by the November 26th earthquake in Krujë, Durrës, and Prezë. Since its creation in 2001, the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation has provided financial …

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Remarks by DAS Matthew Palmer at the Albania Earthquake Donors’ Conference

*Good afternoon everyone.  It is an honor to be here today representing the United States as we jointly show our support for Albania, though I wish it were under happier circumstances.  I want to thank President von der Leyen and the European Commission for coordinating this Donors’ Conference.  This event has galvanized international support, and …

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