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“Corruption Corrodes Albania’s Potential” by U.S. Ambassador Yuri Kim

As we marked International Anti-Corruption Day yesterday, it is important to renew our efforts to end the scourge of corruption. Corruption robs citizens and future generations of wealth and hope. It saps economic growth, hinders development, undermines democracy, and unlocks doors for criminals, traffickers, and terrorists. This is why President Biden, for the first time ...
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Routine Alert – U. S. Embassy Tirana, Albania

Location: Central Tirana and Ring Road Date/Time: Tuesday, December 6th, throughout the day Event: Due to arrangements to support the EU-Western Balkans Summit in Tirana on Tuesday, December 6, road closures and traffic detours are expected throughout the day in central Tirana and on the Ring Road. Official plans are available from Albanian State Police here:  http://asp.gov.al/?p=32055 The Embassy ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Yuri Kim at the Marine Ball on the 247th Anniversary of the U.S. Marine Corps

Good evening President Begaj, Defense Minister Peleshi, and friends – thank you all for joining us in celebrating the 247th birthday of the United States Marine Corps!  We gather for many events throughout the year, but this one is particularly special – and deeply personal – for me.  I was born in Korea and grew ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Tirana, Albania

Location: Dëshmorët e Kombit Boulevard – in front of the Prime Minister’s Office. Date/Time: Saturday, November 12th, starting at 4:00 pm Event: A protest has been scheduled to take place on Dëshmorët e Kombit Boulevard, in front of the Prime Minister’s Office. This protest has the potential to spread to surrounding streets causing traffic congestion, ...
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Transcript of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Interview with TV Klan’s Blendi Fevziu

Blendi Fevziu: Ambassador Greenfield, welcome to Albania, and thank you for being here tonight.   Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield: Thank you for inviting me.   Blendi Fevziu: Ambassador Hoxha, thank you very much for being here tonight.   Ambassador Hoxha: Thank you very much. I’m home.   Blendi Fevziu: How was your trip to Albania?   Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield: So far, so good. ...
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