Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Hillary Clinton congratulates Albanians: Albania, Friends and partners

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton congratulated the Albanian people on the occasion of the 100thanniversary of Independence on behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States.

"On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Albania, while you celebrate your Independence Day this November 28," said Clinton.

Clinton in her statement of congratulations asked and has the opportunity to request that the next elections will be free and transparent.

In a press release, she appreciates the positive steps made ​​by Albania and states that progress should be made ​​electoral reform.

"Since the establishment of a democratic republic, Albania has made ​​great strides forward. Today, Albania is ready to consolidate them win and be integrated into a Europe that is whole, free and at peace. But it requires the approval of the remaining reforms now, and conducting free and transparent parliamentary elections next spring, further strengthening of democracy and modernization of Albania so to respond to the needs of the Albanian people, "said Clinton.

Secretary Clinton also noted that the U.S. will always be a friend and partner of Albania and cooperation between the two countries will continue.

"As you celebrate with family and loved ones, know that the United States is a partner and a friend. We look forward to a future of continued friendship and cooperation, "concludes the press release of Secretary Clinton.

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