Blinken congratulates the Albanians: the USA is proud to work with you
The US Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken, has congratulated the Albanian government and people on the occasion of the 111th anniversary of Independence.
Blinken's full statement:
On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate the government and people of Albania and wish you a happy holiday for the 111th anniversary of Independence.
The United States is proud to work with you as a NATO ally and partner committed to strengthening Albania's justice reform efforts, furthering our cybersecurity cooperation, and continuing our unwavering support for Ukraine. in the face of Russia's war of aggression. We thank you for your generous and open-hearted welcome to Afghans and strongly support your full integration into the Euro-Atlantic community, especially through progress on rule of law reforms and towards membership in the European Union.
Albania's recent election to the UN Human Rights Council is a sign of international respect for the strong progress your nation has made in recent decades and a recognition of its exemplary service in 2015-2017. We are proud to serve alongside Albania and look forward to working together to promote and protect human rights around the world.
The bonds between our nations, based on shared values, culture and friendship, remain strong. May our work together continue to prosper.