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COVID-19 Information

Click here for the latest alerts and messages for U.S. citizens in Albania. Last updated on 11/12/2020.  New updates in bold below. Country-Specific Information: Albania has confirmed more than 25,500 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. Commercial flights returned to Albania on June 15, 2020. As of November 13, British Air has cancelled their flights to London through early December, and Lufthansa and Austrian Air have reduced their ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kim at the OSCE Workshop on “Addressing Organized Crime and Corruption through the Re-Use of Confiscated Criminal Assets”

Good Morning, Ambassador del Monaco, Ambassador Soreca, Deputy Minister of Interior Lamallari, distinguished speakers and guests. I am pleased to be with you today as you take on an important aspect of combatting organized crime: asset recovery, and – more specifically – how to make effective use of seized assets to advance rule of law, ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kim at the Closing Event of the “Social Reuse of the Organized Crime Seized Assets” Project

*Good Morning Ms. Hoxha, Ambassador Soreca, Mr. Kala, Mr. Patacconi, representatives of the civil society organizations. I am happy to be part of this conference today, which highlights the impact of civil society organizations working effectively and with fearless advocacy. This initiative aimed at the sustainable reuse of seized assets from organized crime groups by ...
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COVID-19 Information

Click here for the latest alerts and messages for U.S. citizens in Albania. Last updated on 11/12/2020.  New updates in bold below. Country-Specific Information: Albania has confirmed more than 25,500 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. Commercial flights returned to Albania on June 15, 2020. As of November 13, British Air has cancelled their flights to London through early December, and Lufthansa and Austrian Air have reduced their ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Yuri Kim for the 245th Birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps

One of the highlights of being at an Embassy is getting to celebrate the birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps.  It’s not just because it’s fun to see everyone get dressed up in their finest, or because the Marine Ball is always the best party in town – it’s because it’s an opportunity to honor ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kim at the Albanian Muslim Community’s Countering Violent Extremist Project Launch

*Good Morning Chairman Spahiu, Deputy Minister Kuko, Coordinator Dervishi, religious leaders, distinguished guests. It is my honor to be here with you today. I love constructing communities. My father owned a construction company that built communities in Guam, and I like seeing new communities rise out of nowhere, where people can lead better lives and ...
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