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Friday, October 26, 2012
Clinton to visit Tirana on November 1st
The Albanian Prime Minister, Sali Berisha, declared that the visit of
the US State Secretary Hillary Clinton to Tirana is the most important
event for the celebration of Albania’s 100th anniversary of
Prime Minister Berisha, who
invited Mrs. Clinton to Tirana for the independence celebrations during
his visit in Washington, published a special declaration for welcoming
the US State Secretary.
Clinton will arrive to Tirana on November 1st, after travelling to Algeria and the Balkan region.
US State Department declared that during her visit in Tirana, Clinton
will emphasize the solidarity of America with Albania as a NATO ally.
She will hold a speech for the 100th anniversary of independence, where
she will note the critical need for more political cooperation and for
the rule of law”.
In his declaration, Berisha underlines that
this visit is a testimony of the excellent relations between our two
nations, the friendly sentiment and the respect that Secretary Clinton
and the US government have for the Albanians, and a testimony of the
support that they have given and give to Albania and the Albanian
nation, in the effort to build a democracy based on the market values.
underlined that the visit of Secretary Clinton for the 100th
anniversary of independence is a great honour and a special occasion for
the citizens and the relatives of the country for expressing once again
the deep support to the extraordinary role of the US in these 100 years
of Albania’s efforts for freedom, national dignity and fir the
inter-institutional and Euro-Atlantic integration”.
Clinton is the fourth US Secretary of State that visits Albania after
the fall of communism: James Baker in 1991, Madeleine Albright in 1998,
Colin Powell in 2003. There’s also the historical visit of President
George Bush in June 2007, which show the support of the US for Albania.