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Click here for the latest alerts and messages for U.S. citizens in Albania.   Last updated on 05/06/2022 ***  Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Yuri Kim at the U.S.-Albania 100-Year Anniversary Conference

Mirëmëngjes! Great to be here this morning! Let me also say what a special honor and privilege it is for me to be able to begin the celebration of a 100 years of U.S.-Albania relations in the presence of Secretary Pompeo. Secretary Pompeo, now also Doctor Pompeo, was the man who nominated me to the ...
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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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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Yuri Kim at the “Justice in Challenging Times” Conference

Thank you Chairwoman Llagami, Minister Manja, other distinguished colleagues. I’m still thinking about the comments that came before mine (those of Justice Minister Manja). I have been in Albania for over two years and I think you know by now that I’m clear to the point of being blunt and a little bit undiplomatic. So, ...
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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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