Albania's 12th Anniversary in NATO Marked by US Embassy Quoting Former President Bush

The US Embassy congratulated Albania on its 12th anniversary of joining NATO, recalling on Thursday the words of former President George W. Bush during his historic visit to Tirana in 2007.
Albania joined NATO on April 1, 2009, then led by the DP government headed by Prime Minister Sali Berisha, while President Bush's historic visit took place earlier in 2007. Below what President Bush said:

“Albania is a trusted friend and a strong ally. And this visit today hopefully will send a signal to the people of Albania, you can count on America, just like America can count on you, to do hard work necessary to spread freedom and, therefore, peace,” – former President George W. Bush during his historic visit to Tirana on June 10, 2007, as Albania was preparing to join NATO. Today, Albania celebrates 12 years of NATO membership and Albania can count on America and America can count on Albania more than ever! Happy 12th anniversary, Albania! #WeAreNATO #KrahPerKrah

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