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    U.S. Embassy Statement (March 2, 2015)

    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.

  • USAID to provide assistance for flooding in agricultural areas (February 11, 2015)

    USAID to provide assistance for flooding in agricultural areas (February 11, 2015)

    In response to a request for assistance from the Government of Albania, the U.S. Embassy, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will provide up to $750,000 in additional technical and financial assistance for those in agricultural areas who have been affected by the recent flooding. We will work closely with local authorities and Albanian non-governmental organizations in the recovery effort, and we will support affected farmers in the fruit and olive industries, as well as those who lost greenhouses and livestock to the recent floodwaters. USAID traveled to most of the affected areas and maintained close contact with national and local authorities and affected farmers throughout this difficult period to look at the best possible ways to help. Our thoughts are with the many Albanian families who have lost their homes, their farms and their livestock as a result of this terrible flooding and we hope this assistance will provide some immediate support to families and help restore some of the most affected agricultural areas.”

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    U.S. Embassy Statement (February 10, 2015)

    The U.S. Embassy strongly condemns the use of explosives in separate attacks today in Tirana. The use of violence as a means of intimidation and coercion is a cowardly act that undermines democracy and has no place in today’s Albania. The U.S. Embassy is proud to continue its longstanding support for Albania’s Ministry of Interior, Police, and other security services in the fight against organized crime, narcotics trafficking, and corruption.

  • “Andon Zako Çajupi” high school Meet America

    “Andon Zako Çajupi” high school Meet America (January 27, 2015)

    On January 27th a group of “Andon Zako Çajupi” high school in Tirana visited the U.S. Embassy. This group of students is also one of the teams in the upcoming Model UN conference.

  •  “Hour of Code” Visits Fan Noli Middle School.

    “Hour of Code” Visits Fan Noli Middle School (January 26, 2015)

    The U.S. Embassy in Tirana was pleased to join EDS Foundation in promoting the “Hour of Code” initiative and give the opportunity to Albanian students to learn computer science.

  • Writer Gail Milissa Grant talking to a group of students at American Corner Tirana.

    Writer Gail Milissa Grant Visits Tirana (February 5, 2015)

    Sponsored by the US Embassy, Ms. Gail Milissa Grant writer, public speaker and former US diplomat visited Tirana for a two day program in honor of Black History Month.

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  • Remarks by the President at the Summit on Countering Violent Extremism (February 19, 2015)

    THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. (Applause.) Thank you, John. Good morning, everyone. I want to thank John Kerry, not only for his introduction, but for the outstanding leadership of American diplomacy. John is tireless. If he has not visited your country yet, he will soon. And I want to thank you and everybody here at the State Department for organizing and hosting this ministerial today. Mr. Secretary General, distinguished guests, we are joined by representatives from governments, because we all have a responsibility to ensure the security, the prosperity and the human rights of our citizens. And we’re joined by leaders of civil society, including many faith leaders, because civil society -- reflecting the views and the voices of citizens -- is vital to the success of any country. I thank all of you and I welcome all of you. 

  • Readout of the President’s Call with President Poroshenko of Ukraine (February 10, 2015)

    President Obama spoke today with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine regarding the situation in eastern Ukraine and the current talks on a cease-fire and peace deal. The President expressed his condolences for the continuing loss of life of Ukrainian citizens and his strong support for the current peace negotiations. Both the President and President Poroshenko praised the contributions of Germany and France in this effort to achieve a sustainable, peaceful resolution to the conflict. They also agreed on the need for Russia to abide by the commitments it made in Minsk in September, which should remain the basis for a negotiated settlement. The President underlined the commitment of the United States to work with our international partners to provide the financial support Ukraine needs as it continues to undertake essential reforms.  

  • Remarks With Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko After Their Meeting (February 5, 2015)

    PRESIDENT POROSHENKO: Mr. Secretary, we are very pleased to welcome you, as the United States Secretary of State. SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you. PRESIDENT POROSHENKO: It’s almost one year passed since your last visit in Kyiv and I still remember the very crucial and positive discussions we had at that time, and the whole world (inaudible) our country faced a critical changes in peace and security caused by the extremely cynical aggression against Ukraine, aggression against fundamental principles of international law, peaceful coexistence, respecting sovereignty and territorial (inaudible) and noninterference (inaudible). Present time become the test – Ukraine-U.S. strategic partnership. In Ukraine, we highly appreciate the United States invaluable support to our nation and our people through all the time of Ukraine independence.  

  • Statement by the President on International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau (January 27, 2015)

    On the tenth International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the American people pay tribute to the six million Jews and millions of others murdered by the Nazi regime. We also honor those who survived the Shoah, while recognizing the scars and burdens that many have carried ever since. Honoring the victims and survivors begins with our renewed recognition of the value and dignity of each person. It demands from us the courage to protect the persecuted and speak out against bigotry and hatred. The recent terrorist attacks in Paris serve as a painful reminder of our obligation to condemn and combat rising anti-Semitism in all its forms, including the denial or trivialization of the Holocaust. 

  • Statement By Secretary Kerry - Attacks in Ukraine by Russia-Backed Separatists (January 24, 2015)

    I join my European counterparts in condemning in the strongest terms today's horrific assault by Russia-backed separatists on civilian neighborhoods in Mariupol, a peaceful city 25 kilometers outside of the Minsk ceasefire line, using Grad rocket systems and other advanced weaponry. With smoke rising from apartment buildings and playgrounds from over 40 rounds of powerful rockets, media are reporting over 100 wounded. OSCE monitors have confirmed at least 20 dead including women, children, and the elderly. It is reprehensible that the separatists are publicly glorifying this and other offensives in blatant violation of the Minsk agreements they signed. 

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