The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, congratulated Albania on its Independence Day, in a press statement released by the US Embassy in Albania.
The US Secretary said that this year’s celebrations include also another important milestone, “celebrating the European Union’s decision to open accession negotiations for Albania” as he acknowledged the progress achieved by the country in implementing the necessary reforms to join the union.
“We commend Albania for its leadership as the 2020 OSCE chair and appreciate all that it has done to demonstrate its commitment to the Transatlantic community. Albania plays a central role in helping ensure peace and stability as part of the NATO Alliance, and the United States stands by Albania as a steadfast Ally”, said Pompeo.
In addition, he also mentioned that the US will continue to support and cooperate with the country in its fight against the pandemic.
“I wish safety and health to the Albanian people as we work together to overcome the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic”.
The US Ambassador to Albania, Yuri Kim, also extended her wishes for the country’s National Day.