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August 26, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Albania hinted that it was moving closer to renewing diplomatic ties with Washington, broken more than 50 years ago. The state news agency ATA, monitored in Vienna, said Albanian and U.S. officials met last week in Washington to discuss "the procedure and necessary documents for the establishment of diplomatic relations between our two countries in the near future. Both parties agreed to meet again to formulate the respective documents." Albania is Europe's last orthodox Communist state.
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March 16, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
The United States renewed diplomatic relations with Albania on Friday after a break of 52 years and urged the last Communist state of Eastern Europe to move ahead with democratic reform. At a State Department ceremony in Washington, Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Raymond Seitz and Albanian Foreign Minister Muhamet Kapllani signed a memo of understanding restoring relations severed in June, 1939.
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March 13, 1991 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush Administration agreed Tuesday to restore diplomatic relations with Albania, Europe's poorest country and for decades an isolated bastion of Stalinist orthodoxy, after a break of more than half a century. Although Albania is ruled by one of Eastern Europe's last surviving Communist governments, the State Department said that Washington is ready to send an American ambassador to help encourage political and economic reform.
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March 13, 1991 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush Administration agreed Tuesday to restore diplomatic relations with Albania, Europe's poorest country and for decades an isolated bastion of Stalinist orthodoxy, after a break of more than half a century. Although Albania is ruled by one of Eastern Europe's last surviving Communist governments, the State Department said that Washington is ready to send an American ambassador to help encourage political and economic reform.
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March 16, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
The United States renewed diplomatic relations with Albania on Friday after a break of 52 years and urged the last Communist state of Eastern Europe to move ahead with democratic reform. At a State Department ceremony in Washington, Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Raymond Seitz and Albanian Foreign Minister Muhamet Kapllani signed a memo of understanding restoring relations severed in June, 1939.
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November 9, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Albanian President Ramiz Alia says his hard-line Communist country should rethink enshrining the Communist Party's leading role and policy of atheism in the constitution, the state news agency reported Thursday. Signaling a further shift away from the country's orthodox Communist past, Alia said the ruling Party of Labor of Albania "should not and cannot exert state power directly" but should respect the rule of law, according to remarks published by the official news agency ATA.
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November 9, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Albanian President Ramiz Alia says his hard-line Communist country should rethink enshrining the Communist Party's leading role and policy of atheism in the constitution, the state news agency reported Thursday. Signaling a further shift away from the country's orthodox Communist past, Alia said the ruling Party of Labor of Albania "should not and cannot exert state power directly" but should respect the rule of law, according to remarks published by the official news agency ATA.
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August 26, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Albania hinted that it was moving closer to renewing diplomatic ties with Washington, broken more than 50 years ago. The state news agency ATA, monitored in Vienna, said Albanian and U.S. officials met last week in Washington to discuss "the procedure and necessary documents for the establishment of diplomatic relations between our two countries in the near future. Both parties agreed to meet again to formulate the respective documents." Albania is Europe's last orthodox Communist state.
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