The United States welcomes the decision of the Socialist Party of Albania to expel Mr. Tom Doshi, who is alleged to be involved in criminal activities. The United States takes seriously the threat of crime and corruption to free and democratic societies. We encourage all political parties in Albania to remove individuals involved in criminal or corrupt activities. We strongly support the work of the Parliament to develop legislation in accordance with the Resolution of December 24, 2014. Furthermore, we call upon the Prosecutor General of Albania to investigate and prosecute criminals and corrupt officials at all levels.