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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Leyla Moses-Ones at the School of Magistrates Graduation Ceremony

Dear Minister Gjonaj, Prosecutor General Marku, Colleagues of the Diplomatic Corps, Director Sadushi, professors of Magistrate School, graduates and family members, It is truly an honor for me to be here with you all today on this special occasion, marking your graduation from the School of Magistrates. Congratulations! Today, I’m not going to talk about ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Moses-Ones for “The Institute for Women in National and International Security Policy”

Deputy Minister Koçi, Chairwoman Felaj, distinguished guests, students, and faculty, I am delighted to be here today to open the first “Institute for Women in National and International Security Policy.” I am especially proud that Dr. Edlira Titini was inspired to organize this institute as a result of her participation in the U.S. Department of ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement

The United States welcomes the decision of the opposition parties to send representatives to the electoral reform conference being coordinated by the Parliament and OSCE Presence in Albania.   We commend Democratic Party Chairman Lulzim Basha for convening the opposition yesterday.  His efforts demonstrate real leadership on an issue essential to the further strengthening of Albania’s ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Koski at USAID’s Planning and Local Governance Project Event

Distinguished Deputy Prime Minister Brace, members of cabinet, members of Parliament, dear mayors, dear deputy ministers, members of the donor community, and distinguished guests. Allow me to take a moment to express the United States’ solidarity with the Albanian people in the wake of last weekend’s earthquake.  It has been an unsettling past several days, ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement

Yesterday’s verdict against former Minister of Interior Saimir Tahiri demonstrates the growing independence of the judiciary and the beginning of the end of impunity for the well-connected. While Mr. Tahiri’s conviction on abuse of office charges signals an important step forward, the sentencing is discouraging given the seriousness of the charges. Those who abuse the ...
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