News & Events

Ambassador’s Remarks at the Breast Cancer Walk

Minister Beqaj, Mayor Veliaj, Mrs. Godaj, courageous breast cancer survivors, ladies and gentlemen, Breast cancer has touched our family.  We have gone through the trauma of a diagnosis and the joy of a successful treatment. If I asked who amongst us has a close family member or friend touched by this disease, I am sure ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at “Developing a Strong Energy Concept for Europe” Panel Discussion

Honorable Minister Bushati, Minister Gjiknuri, Minister Petkova, Deputy Minister Giro, Director Kopac, Ladies and Gentlemen, The United States is strongly committed to European energy security, including energy security in the Balkan region. But we are not Europeans and we are not from the Balkans.  Why should we care? It is in our strategic self-interest to ...
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TRADOC Contemporary Security Issues Course “U.S. Policy on the Western Balkans” Remarks by Ambassador Donald Lu

Comandant Haxhiaj, representatives from the Albanian Government, military officers, ladies and gentlemen, The Western Balkans is a incredible place, but it remains a complete mystery to me.  Every day I spend in Tirana I realize how little I understand about Albanian society and culture.  What I know is that this is very much a region ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Donald Lu at the Reception for the 15th Anniversary of the American Chamber of Commerce

Minister Ahmetaj, President Crawford, Executive Director Gjoni, AmCham members, ladies and gentlemen, Congratulations on your 15th birthday. Being a teenager is hard work.  I have one at home and another one just three years away.  You have to grapple with dating, learning to drive, acne, peer pressure to drink alcohol, the right hair style, the ...
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Paftal Students Meet America

Students and teachers from the elementary school of Paftal in Berat visited the U.S. Embassy Tirana and met with Ambassador Donald Lu as part of the Meet America program. Ambassador Lu had a lively discussion about the history of their village. The students learned about the Embassy’s diverse outreach programs and the role of the ...
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