U.S. – Albania: 25 Anniversary, with Chargé d’Affaires Muniz

On March 15, Chargé d’Affaires David Muniz visited Marin Barleti University where he held an interesting discussion with Law, Economics and Political Science students on the 25th Anniversary of the reestablishment of the U.S. – Albanian diplomatic relations.  Chargé d’Affaires Muniz talked about how the relationship of our two countries has grown steadily, in terms of our government but most of all our people to people ties. He added that the U.S. and Albania sit at the same table of the North Atlantic Council, as allies and partners that share the same values but also the same challenges.

Chargé d’Affaires Muniz discussed some of the main priorities of the U.S. Government in Albania, including the adoption and enforcement of key reforms, promoting shared security, strengthening democratic institutions, and deepening of economic ties.

Chargé d’Affaires Muniz closed his remarks by quoting Secretary of State John Kerry during his visit to Albania less than a month ago: “I am here because we are friends. I want to emphasize that. We are allies. Albania has made significant progress and is clearly committed – no question about it – to achieving more. And in so doing, Albania can count on the full friendship and support of the people of the United States, of our government. I promise you this: The United States of America and Albania will only grow and strengthen this special relationship that we have today.”

The discussion was followed by a lively questions and answer session with the students.