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Minister Çitaku visits Albania

November 8, 2013

Prishtina, November 8, 2013 – Minister of European Integration Vlora Çitaku, accompanied by Acting Minister of Trade and Industry Mr. Bernard Nikaj, and the accompanying delegation were visiting Albania.

On this occasion they were received by its counterpart Minister of European Integration of Albania, Ms.. Klajda Gjosha; to continue the visit by meeting with Albania’s Prime Minister, Mr. Edi Rama, then the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ditmir Bushati.

During the meeting with Minister Gjosha, bilateral relations and close cooperation about the European integration process, was discussed.  SAA negotiations process and experience that Albania that had in the past, were discussed in more details. Both ministers appreciated the cooperation that has been developed so far, and committed that coordination need to advance further in order to have greater coordination in the European integration process and advancement of the agendas of both of our countries.

After the meeting, both Integration ministers held a press conference, were on this occasion explained in details the agreements for the advancement of cooperation.

Minister Çitaku on this occasion stated: “Albania and Kosovo share the same vision regarding European integration. Our strategic partnership and our common priorities need to be further institutionalized in order to approach more in our common path towards the EU.”

On her side Minister Gjosha stated: “The cooperation between our countries will necessarily continue in the future. We will concentrate more on identifying specific concrete projects which can expand cooperation”.

At the next meeting, Minister Çitaku informed the Albania`s Prime Minister, Mr. Edi Rama, on latest developments in Kosovo, the realization of free and democratic elections for the first time after 14 years in the entire territory of Kosovo. The Minister spoke about the course of negotiations with the European Union’s regarding the Stabilisation and Association Agreement, and over the advancement regarding visa liberalization process for Kosovo.

On his part, Prime Minister of Albania, Mr. Edi Rama, promised  Government of Albania`s support for all the processes that Kosovo is going through, and will be given special emphasis to support Kosovo’s European integration process in order to share all the Albania`s experiences with Kosovo. “Kosovo is well advanced in this process will therefore support this momentum to have better and faster finalisation,” stated Prime Minister Rama.

During the meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ditmir Bushati Minister Çitaku spoke about Kosovo’s international subjectivity, the progress made with the recognitions of the past few months, and also, the very important issue, inclusion of Kosovo in international organizations. On this occasion were also discussed over recent developments in the region. Also, the minister Çitaku informed, Minister Bushati, regarding the dialogue progress in Brussels, and the credibility that Kosovo gained due to its constructive approach to this process.

Bushati Minister assured Minister Çitaku regarding unchanged and continued Albania stance in supporting of this dialogue, as a dialogue between two, sovereign and independent, neighbouring countries, and support to all processes, in the international arena, that Albania can provide to Kosovo.

Whereas, the last meeting that Minister Çitaku conducted today was with the Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Entrepreneurship, Mr. Arben Ahmetaj, on this occasion, the organization of the joint meeting between our two Governments, later this month, was discussed. On this issue, there is mutual accordance and is an initiative of both Prime Minister`s in order that coordination of our agendas to reflect more positive results and common successes.

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