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COVID-19 Information

Operational Status U.S. Citizen emergency services only. All routine U.S. Citizen services and visa operations are temporarily suspended. U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents: In support of the Government of Albania’s efforts to prevent further spread of COVID-19 by limiting public gatherings and increasing social spacing, the U.S. Embassy has cancelled all routine American citizen ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kim at the USAID’s Civil Society Strengthening Project Event

It is a great pleasure to attend today’s event to celebrate how our civil society partners have come together to help strengthen democratic institutions in Albania. You are fulfilling a vital role as government watchdogs by providing oversight and by advocating for policies that will help strengthen institutions. The U.S. Government strongly supports the work ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Yuri Kim at the American Chamber of Commerce Business Index Event

Good morning. It is a pleasure to be here today alongside AmCham President Enio Jaco, Minister Eduard Shalsi, Jorida Tabaku, and Matteo Colangeli of the EBRD for the release of AmCham’s 2020 Business Index assessing CEO and executive opinions on the business climate in Albania from AmCham member companies. I am here today because I ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kim During the Award Ceremony for RSO Janet Meyer and ARSO-I Antonio Zamudio

Good Afternoon, Minister Lleshaj, General Director Veliu, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for inviting me to participate in this awards ceremony for two of our Embassy colleagues. The United States continues to enjoy a close relationship with the Government of Albania, especially the Ministry of Interior and the Albanian State Police.  I want to recognize ...
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“Venice Commission: An Opportunity to Move Forward” by Ambassador Yuri Kim

This week, I had a chance to visit Kruja, the fortress of Albania’s hero, Skanderbeg.  Facing attack after attack by the most formidable military force in the world at that time, Skanderbeg did not surrender.  Instead, he united the country, refused to give up, and in the end prevailed against all odds. Four years ago, ...
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