Albania closes its embassies in Lisbon, New Delhi, Sarajevo and Kuala Lumpur

Albania closes its embassies in Lisbon, New Delhi, Sarajevo and Kuala Lumpur

Tirana, July 31, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

Albanian government has decided to close its diplomatic centers in several countries of the world. The government said that the closure of these embassies was proposed by the minister of Foreign Affairs.

Under the decision of the Council of Ministers, Albania closes its embassy in the capital of Portugal, Lisbon, in the capital of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (photo), Sarajevo, capital of India, New Dehli and capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.

Albanian ministry of Foreign Affairs has not considered the embassies in these four countries as very important.

Among the embassies that will be closed is also the one in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This embassy closes a week after the ministries of the two countries had a meeting which aimed at strengthening bilateral relations, especially economic and commercial cooperation.

The embassy in Portugal is closed a few days after the speaker of Parliament, Ilir Meta was received in Lisbon by the Portuguese Foreign Minister, Mr. Rui Machete and other state leaders. /ibna/