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U.S. Embassy Statement

The U.S. Embassy welcomes the Prosecutor General’s action to seek Parliament’s approval to arrest two Parliamentarians.   This is an important opportunity to show that no individual is above the law.  We reiterate our call for the Prosecutor General, Parliament, and judicial institutions to fulfill their responsibilities to ensure due process in accordance with the ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement

Today, Ambassador Lu met with former PM and DP MP Sali Berisha to discuss current developments in Albanian politics.  Ambassador Lu reiterated U.S. support for the process of decriminalization by all parties and the importance of the opposition’s constructive participation in that process to strengthen democratic institutions. Regarding the allegations made by Mr. Doshi against ...
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Ambassador Lu Meets with HIDAACI Chief Inspector

Ambassador Lu met today with the Chief Inspector for the High Inspectorate for the Declaration and Audit of Assets and Conflicts of Interest (HIDAACI), Mr. Shkëlqim Ganaj.  The Declaration of Assets process is one of the most powerful tools to detect and to deter corrupt and criminal behavior in public officials. The United States strongly ...
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One Year Later – Russia’s Occupation of Crimea, Statement by Jen Psaki Spokesperson

On this one year anniversary of the sham “referendum” in Crimea, held in clear violation of Ukrainian law and the Ukrainian constitution, the United States reiterates its condemnation of a vote that was not voluntary, transparent, or democratic.  We do not, nor will we, recognize Russia’s attempted annexation and call on President Putin to end ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Donald Lu “24 years of U.S. – Albania Relations”

The Honorable President of the Republic Bujar Nishani, Ms. Arta Dade, Mr. Eduart Selami, Dr. Edith Harxhi, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. On this 24th anniversary of our resumption of diplomatic relations, I wanted to remember for the moment the visit of Secretary of State James Baker to Tirana 24 years ago.  Maybe some of you also remember ...
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