The President of the Democratic Party of Albania, Lulzim Basha, called the demolition of the National Theater of Tirana in a TV interview a double crime.
“Voices from all over Europe came together to fully condemn the crime that took place on Sunday morning”, Basha said, adding that the “crime” consists of two parts. The first is the material part, namely the destruction of a building, with valuable historical and cultural values for Albania. Also, Europe Nostra, as Basha pointed out, ranked it among the 7 monuments that must be protected in Europe, starting to provide funding for its restoration, and this is an essential part of the crime.
“I want to emphasize once again that the theater will be rebuilt as it was and where it was. And those who took part in this crime, in the material part of this crime, from the first to the last will face justice. “This is a commitment I signed with the Alliance for Theater last July and in which I intend to honor on behalf of the Democratic Party and the united opposition, and this is something we will make happen”, Basha said./ibna