The US Embassy in Tirana has made public a detailed presentation of Ambassador Yuri Kim’s CV, mentioning the positions she has held in her career before coming to Albania.
The fact that this presentation comes after a year and a half in the post of the ambassador raises some questions.
Did they forget to make such a presentation before, or is it a message to prepare the ambassador in difficult issues or in problematic places?
Is this a warning that Ambassador Yuri Kim is prepared for any “storm” that the so-called “New Justice” may bring to Albanian?
It apparently means that the US takes it seriously, as long as their representative this time seems to be an “iron woman” given what is served in her working CV.
Below the original of the US Embassy Post released on Sunday:
Representing America, Yuri Kim arrived in Tirana as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Albania in January 2020.
A career diplomat, Ambassador Kim has worked on key foreign policy and national security challenges across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. She was director of Southern European Affairs, responsible for Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, and the broader Eastern Mediterranean region, as well as director of the Office of European Security and Political- Military Affairs, responsible for NATO and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). She was also previously Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of State and director of the Center for the Study of the Conduct of Diplomacy. Earlier in her career, she was Special Assistant to Secretary Colin Powell as well as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Overseas assignments include Turkey, Iraq, the Republic of Korea, Japan, and China. Yuri Kim holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.Phil. from Cambridge University. Read more: https://bit.ly/34rZ2UM #AAPIHeritageMonth