As part of the two-day official visit to Italy, the President of the Republic, Bajram Begaj, was received at the Montecitorio Palace by the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Lorenzo Fontana.
At the center of the talks were the cooperation between the two countries, including parliamentary cooperation, but also cooperation in the function of peace and security of the Western Balkans region.
After evaluating the traditionally friendly relations and strategic partnership, President Begaj expressed his gratitude for the assistance provided by the Italian Parliament for all stages of the European integration process of Albania, and expressed the belief that this assistance will continue during the process of accession negotiations. . A special contribution, President Begaj, also considered the important role of Italy within the Berlin Process, with a direct impact on the sustainable economic and social development of the Western Balkan region.
Special attention was paid to regional cooperation, for which President Begaj highlighted Albania’s stabilizing role, as well as appreciated Italy’s role for the peace, stability and development of this region.
The two interlocutors also focused on the challenges that the two countries are facing since the Russian military aggression in Ukraine, as well as Albania’s contribution to the United Nations Security Council.
In this meeting, President Begaj was accompanied by two deputies of the Assembly of Albania, members of the Albania-Italy Parliamentary Friendship Group, Arben Pëllumbi and Emilja Koliqi./broread