Mogherini: 2019, the year of success in Albania

A joint press conference was held in Brussels by the Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati, EU Commissioner for Enlargement Johannes Hahn and EU Foreign Policy Representative Federica Mogherini.

Mogherini: 2019, the year of success in Albania

The first was Mogherini, who said that 2019 will be a year of successes from Albania.

"Albania continues to play a constructive role in the region. We have been determined to prioritize security operations. The agreement between the Western Balkan countries and Europe is the country's strategy. We will continue to work with Albania to meet all the conditions. We remain determined that 2019 will be a successful year for Albania as Albanian citizens want, "she said.

Meanwhile, Minister Bushati stressed that in the framework of the integration process, the government "Rama" is open and ready for dialogue with other political forces.

"During the discussions at the 10th Stabilization-Associazione Meeting, we gave the message to keep open the door for co-operation with the political forces. We are pro-reform. In June 2019, together with the EC and the EU countries, we work together to bring this story into success stories, "Bushati said.

The foreign minister also praised the crackdown on organized crime gangs, a movement for which Albania was also congratulated by Mogherini and Hahn.

"Gang-breaking operations are encouraging and I am glad that the EU High Representative mentioned this fact. Law enforcement instances are on the front. We will continue with you and with the implementation of the law on respect for the rights of national minorities.

The second issue that we share a full view of the EU is about the role of Albania in the region.

The fact that Albania aligns its position with the EU is not a mechanical process, it is a process stemming from strategic elections, Bushati said.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 15 Kasım 2018, 11:53