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"Our deep and lasting friendship", DASH congratulates Albania on Independence Day

"Our deep and lasting friendship", DASH congratulates Albania on

The US State Department has congratulated Albania on the occasion of Independence Day, emphasizing that the deep Albania-US friendship has its origins in the time of President Woodrow Wilson.

In its statement, DASH notes that the citizens of our country have shown strength and resilience, building a democracy committed to tolerance, human rights and European integration, since 1919.

The US also stated that this year marked the 30th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations with our country and that they are proud to call Albania a friend, partner and ally.

Full US State Department Statement:

On behalf of the United States of America, we congratulate the people of Albania as they celebrate the 109th anniversary of Independence. Our deep and enduring friendship dates back more than a century to the time when President Woodrow Wilson strongly defended Albania's independence at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference.

Since then, Albanians have demonstrated great strength and resilience by rejecting the suppression of a communist dictatorship and building a democracy committed to tolerance, human rights and European integration. Albania demonstrated this spirit again this year by opening its doors to Afghans in need, and they continue to provide a safe haven as thousands of Jews did during World War II and other groups fleeing persecution in recent decades.

In 2021, we marked 30 years of the restoration of diplomatic relations, reflecting on all that the Americans and Albanians have achieved together since 1991. Today we are allies within NATO and next year we will serve together in the Council of the UN Security Council. The United States is committed to supporting Albania's democratic institutions, justice and economic reforms, and its future in the European Union.

We look forward to further deepening our friendship and remain proud to call Albania a friend, partner and ally.

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