The below is attributable to Spokesperson Rebecca Chalif:
Today, Administrator Power met with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama. During the meeting, they discussed the long standing relationship and deep ties between the United States and Albania. Administrator Power thanked Prime Minister Rama for Albania’s leadership and hospitality in welcoming Afghan evacuees and continued support in providing safe harbor for Afghans at risk.
The Administrator and the Prime Minister discussed Albania’s development priorities and progress on judicial reform, countering corruption and organized crime, and improving government transparency and opportunities to expand USAID’s partnership with Albania on these issues. During the meeting, the Administrator congratulated the Prime Minister for Albania’s service on the UN Security Council, and thanked the Prime Minister for Albania’s vocal support for Ukraine’s national sovereignty and territorial integrity.