U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to Visit Albania

 U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is scheduled to visit Albania on February 14th, according to the U.S. Department of State.

During his stay in Tirana, "Secretary Blinken will reaffirm the close relationship between the United States and Albania," said spokesperson Matthew Miller in a statement.

The State Department considers Albania "a key partner for stability in the Western Balkans and a steadfast ally in support of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine."

Following his visit to Albania, Secretary Blinken will travel to Germany, where he is expected to participate in the Munich Security Conference as part of a delegation led by Vice President Kamala Harris.

During the conference, which will take place from February 16th to 18th, according to spokesperson Miller, Secretary Blinken is expected to hold bilateral meetings "to underscore the United States' enduring support for the people of Ukraine" and to "continue discussions with partners on achieving peace and security in the Middle East."

The State Department announced that Secretary Blinken will also "highlight the American commitment to transatlantic security."

Secretary Blinken's visit to Albania and participation in the Munich Security Conference underscore the United States' commitment to strengthening relationships with key allies, promoting stability in strategic regions, and addressing global security challenges.
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