Policy & History

The U.S. Embassy in Tirana protects and promotes U.S. interests and develops relations with the Republic of Albania through contact with the Albanian Government, as well as with the country’s business, labor, media, civic, academic, military, education, and arts and culture communities, as well as its people in general.  Areas of common interest include the development of a new European security architecture, including the expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), combating terrorism, and strengthening democratic institutions and stability throughout Southeastern Europe.  The United States and Albania are also working together to develop strong trade and investment ties between the two nations, and to facilitate greater cooperation on regional political, law enforcement, economic, and environmental issues.