Donald Lu: Albanians, the most friendly and pro-American people in the world

Donald Lu: Albanians, the most friendly and pro-American people in the world

 The Albanians, the most friendly and most pro-American people in the world, said today the US Ambassador to Tirana, Donald Lu during the oath of the Peace Corps Volunteers.

The US Ambassador to Tirana Donald Lu while sharing his thoughts and impressions on Albania with Peace Corps Volunteers during their oath ceremony, emphasized the proamericanism, cultural values, the history of Albania, the drama that the country went through in the communist regime and the survival of Albanians, as well as natural beauties, he even compared Albania with South California.

In his speech, US Ambassador to Tirana Donald Lu said that you are a very lucky group that will soon become the Peace Corps volunteers.

"You are living in a country with some of the best foods that I've ever lived anywhere in America for almost 30 years. The natural beauty of Albania reminds me my home in Southern California. And the most friendly and pro-American people in the world," said Lu.

Further, Ambassador Donal Lu added that more than that, you will be able to make friends and learn about this culture in a way that a few strangers ever experience. To understand the heroism and sacrifice of the Albanian people, it is essential to know its story. "The Albanians of my generation, people who have lived under communism, have deep sores and hidden truths. I thought I understood the tragedy of Albanian communism. Then I read the book "Punishment Again" by former prisoner Fatos Lubonja and became clear to me that I did not even began to understand the battle, betrayal and courage of people who lived during that period of history." Ambassador Lu added.

Finally, Lu said that "Your age people also have wonderful stories about the absolute will to survive insecurity after the fall of communism and the chaos of riots and the threshold of civil war in the 1990s. This is a place where history matters."
Donald Lu: Albanians, the most friendly and pro-American people in the world Donald Lu: Albanians, the most friendly and pro-American people in the world Friday, April 13, 2018 Rating: 5
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