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Department of State’s Health Alert for U.S. Citizens

Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a positive test ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement

With 100 days until Albania’s national election on April 25, Ambassador Kim met with Central Election Commission Chairman Celibashi and Deputy Chairwoman Pelinku to express support for the CEC’s critical role in ensuring free and fair elections.  She underscored the need to implement in a timely and effective manner biometric identification and other necessary measures.  ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Yuri Kim at the USAID’s U.S.- Albania Transparency Academy

Thank you, Assistant Administrator Bierman, for the insightful reflection on the Transparency Academy, on USAID’s legacy in Albania, and the broader development challenges that lie ahead.  USAID can be proud of the significant contribution it has made to Albania’s development over the last 30 years.  We may be transitioning the nature of USAID’s presence in ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kim at the Ceremony for the Donation of Flood Equipment to Albania’s Directorate of Civil Emergencies

Minster Peleshi, General Begaj and distinguished guests. I would like to thank our host, General Sallaku, for welcoming me to support command. I know you have been busy in recent days responding to the flooding.  Let me begin by expressing our sympathy for those who are suffering due to the flood, and our thanks to ...
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Transcript of Interview with Special Representative for the Western Balkans and Deputy Assistant Secretary Matthew Palmer

for Albanian National Broadcaster RTSH   Lutfi Dervishi: Thank you for this interview. DAS Palmer: Thank you for having me on the show. It is an honor to be here. Dervishi: Mr. Palmer, the United States, paraphrasing a saying of Mr. Reagan, President Reagan, has been seen by democratic countries and by those who aspire ...
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