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Remarks by Ambassador Yuri Kim at the promotion event for “American Ambassadors in Albania” book by Roland Qafoku

I have been thinking this year during our celebrations of 100 years of US-Albania relations about all that has happened before all of us showed up on the scene. A lot has happened.  We have had our share of trials and tribulations, and also successes. And here today, by coincidence, on this day when we ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Yuri Kim at Graduation Ceremony with Sixth Generation Investigative Journalism Lab Participants

Good morning, everyone. Congratulations on your accomplishments in the Journalism Lab program. President Biden said recently on World Press Freedom Day “The free press is not the enemy of the people. Quite the opposite, when driven by a quest to illuminate and educate, not inflame, or entertain, the free press is the guardian of truth.” I ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Tirana, Albania

Location:  In front of the Prime Minister’s Office (Deshmoret e Kombit Blvd) Date/Time:  Thursday, July 7, 2022, at 7:00pm. Event:  A protest has been scheduled to take place in front of the Prime Minister’s Office on Deshmoret e Kombit Blvd on Thursday, July 7, 2022, beginning at 7:00pm. These protests have the potential to spread to surrounding streets ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Yuri Kim at the Independence Day Ceremony

Mr. President, thank you very much for your kind remarks on behalf of the Albanian people. Madame Speaker, excellencies, and honored guests, friends – it is my very special privilege to welcome you to this historic gathering to celebrate the 246th Independence Day of the United States, and 100 years of friendship between the U.S. ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Yuri Kim at the 4th Security Forces Assistance Brigade Activation Ceremony

*Minister Peleshi, Brigadier General Kingji, Brigadier General Schaertl, As we mark 100 years of relations, we are finding a truly historic way to bring our military relationship to new heights. For decades, Albanian and U.S. troops have trained, fought, and lived shoulder to shoulder throughout the world. But today, we mark an important step in ...
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