The President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, has congratulated the Albanian President, Ilir Meta, on the occasion of the Independence Day of Albania.
In a letter to the head of state, he writes that Albania is a close friend of the United States of America and an important NATO ally.
Biden also writes in the letter that Albania is showing the world its hospitality by sheltering Afghans.
Letter from President Joe Biden to President Ilir Meta:
On the occasion of the Independence Day of Albania, the President of the Republic, Sh. TZ Ilir Meta has received a warm congratulatory message from the President of the United States of America, HE Joseph R. Biden Jr., which reads:
"Dear Mr. President,
On your Independence Day, I congratulate Albania on behalf of the American people!
This year we commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the re-establishment of our diplomatic relations and celebrate a friendship based on family ties and history, as well as on our democratic values and commitment to human rights, which we share together.
What Albania has achieved since 1991 is impressive.
Today, Albania is a close friend of the United States, a key NATO ally, and a new member of the United Nations Security Council.
Albania is also showing the world its great hospitality by waiting as well as providing safe shelter to Afghans at risk.
The United States of America will continue to support Albania as you strengthen your democratic institutions, accomplish important reforms in the justice sector, fight corruption to ensure a transparent and equitable business climate for Albanian and foreign investors, and while follow your European future.
Our growing bilateral trade and investment relationship, especially in the important energy sector, is key to Albania's recovery as well as deepening our partnership.
I want to wish the Albanian people, even on behalf of all Americans, a peaceful Independence Day!
The United States of America is proud to call Albania a friend, partner and ally
Through congratulatory messages, heads of state from around the world have given their support to Albania on the 109th anniversary of independence. Among them was the US Secretary of State Antony J Blinken and the US Ambassador to our country Yuri Kim./oranews