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Remarks by Ambassador Yuri Kim at the Holocaust Memorial Dedication Ceremony

Good Morning Prime Minister Rama, Mayor Veliaj, Ambassador Gendler, and distinguished guests. It is an honor to dedicate this memorial in honor of the people of Albania who risked their lives to protect the Jews of Europe. After Hitler’s rise to power, Albanian families sheltered hundreds of Jewish people from around Europe, saving them from ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tirana, Albania

(July 6, 2020) Location:  Albania  Event:  On July 1, the European Council (EC) extended restrictions on U.S. citizens entering the 27 European Union (EU)  countries , the United Kingdom, and the non-EU Schengen states of Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein.  Exceptions to these restrictions include passengers in transit.  However, U.S. citizen travelers transiting more than one city in the EU and non-EU Schengen ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kim at the USAID’s Civil Society Strengthening Project Event

It is a great pleasure to attend today’s event to celebrate how our civil society partners have come together to help strengthen democratic institutions in Albania. You are fulfilling a vital role as government watchdogs by providing oversight and by advocating for policies that will help strengthen institutions. The U.S. Government strongly supports the work ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Yuri Kim at the American Chamber of Commerce Business Index Event

Good morning. It is a pleasure to be here today alongside AmCham President Enio Jaco, Minister Eduard Shalsi, Jorida Tabaku, and Matteo Colangeli of the EBRD for the release of AmCham’s 2020 Business Index assessing CEO and executive opinions on the business climate in Albania from AmCham member companies. I am here today because I ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kim During the Award Ceremony for RSO Janet Meyer and ARSO-I Antonio Zamudio

Good Afternoon, Minister Lleshaj, General Director Veliu, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for inviting me to participate in this awards ceremony for two of our Embassy colleagues. The United States continues to enjoy a close relationship with the Government of Albania, especially the Ministry of Interior and the Albanian State Police.  I want to recognize ...
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