DECLARATION OF THE AMERICAN PAN-ALBANIAN FEDERATION “VATRA”/
The Pan-Albanian Federation of America VATRA has followed with a high interest the issue of transferring the US Embassy the United States Embassy to Jerusalem and has supported President Trump’s stance without any reservations.
Vatra Federation, its supporters and sympathizers in the US and around the world have felt extremely disappointed by the Government of the Republic of Albania’s vote of disapproval of the resolution presented at the UN.
The “NO vote” to the US by the Prime Minister Edi Rama is not only ingratitude for the American support stretching from the state-building period of Albania up to date as well as the crucial role of the US in the creation and the recognizing process of the Republic of Kosovo, it also sends a disgracefully unsettling message to the continuity of the relations between the US and Albania. Voting down the US by the Albanian Government is the second public act by the Prime Minister Edi Rama. Previously, he had made the following statement in referring to the election of Trump as US President, “Lord have mercy, it would harm the Democratic World.”
Looking at the latest developments of US diplomacy, in the context of Kosovo’s membership to the UN, the disapproval vote of the Albanian Government towards the United States is considered by the Vatra Federation an Act against our National Interests.
Taking advantage of this crucial moment for the global diplomacy, VATRA publicly announces the deepest support for President Trump and his efforts to increase US authority in the world. Also, the Pan-Albanian Federation Vatra appreciates the highly professional presentation and dignified defense of this initiative at the UN by the Ambassador Nikki R. Haley.
In conclusion, the Pan-Albanian Federation of America VATRA, as the oldest and largest Albanian Diaspora organization, reconfirms its unwavering stance in support of President Trump and severely condemns the anti-national disposition of Prime Minister Edi Rama.
Vatra calls on the Albanian consciousness everywhere around the world in these sensitive moments to strengthen the ties of love and trust with the US, as the closest friend to our nation.
The Pan-Albanian Federation of America Vatra is attentively following the situation and will voice its concern at the highest official authorities of the United States of America.