President Begaj meets with the rapporteur for Albania in the European Parliament, Isabel Santos

17:43 26/01/2023

Today, President Bajram Begaj received the rapporteur for Albania in the European Parliament, Isabel Santos, with whom he talked about the European path and the reforming and developing challenges of the country.

President Begaj appreciated the work and contribution of MEP Santos and her colleagues in the preparation of last year’s report on Albania, underlining its realism and the spirit of support for the opening of negotiations for Albania and the holding of the first EU-Albania intergovernmental conference.

In particular, President Begaj appreciated the important support that the European Parliament has given to the EU enlargement process with Albania and other countries of the Western Balkans, underlining that “the support of the European Parliament is necessary for the achievement of the objectives set within the negotiation process and the development of the second EU-Albania intergovernmental meeting”.

Focusing on the new geopolitical developments after the Russian military aggression in Ukraine, the head of state underlined that Albania will always remain a very reliable partner within the foreign and security policy of the European Union and will always join the decisions of EU positions in these directions.

The two interlocutors also focused on the developments in the Western Balkans region and the specific challenges that this region and its countries are facing, especially in the new geopolitical conditions. /broread