Albania: Mazi, Varhelyi discuss preparations for the First Intergovernmental Conference

Albania: Mazi, Varhelyi discuss preparations for the First Intergovernmental Conference

Albanian negotiating team leader Zef Mazi met Tuesday with European Union Neighborhood and Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi.

Mazi stressed that during the meeting, views were exchanged on various issues, as well as on the progress of reforms in the country.

“It was a very professional working meeting, between colleagues, we discussed and exchanged views on various issues, focusing on the preparatory work and the further steps for the realization of the First Intergovernmental Conference”, said the chief negotiator.

Enlargement Commissioner Varhelyi said that in the meeting they discussed the preparations and the next steps in view of the decision to start negotiations.

“Meeting with Albania’s newly appointed EU accession negotiator Zef Mazi this morning to discuss preparations and next steps towards the decision to start negotiations”, Varhelyi wrote on Twitter, adding that “we also stressed the importance of promoting reforms”./ibna