Balkans Summit, Rama meets with his counterparts in Brussels

Balkans Summit, Rama meets with his counterparts in Brussels

Tirana, April 21, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

Albania’s PM, Edi Rama is participating today in the Balkans Summit taking place in Brussels and hosted by the European Commission. Before the summit, Mr. Rama had a meeting with the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa and deputy PM and Foreign Minister, Hashim Thaci.

Official sources from the Albanian prime minister’s office told IBNA that this meeting discussed joint projects between the two countries and projects that Albania and Kosovo will benefit as a result of the process which started in Berlin under the leadership of chancellor Merkel.

Prime Minister Rama has also met with his counterpart from Montenegro, Djukanovic and discussed with him about the project of the Adriatic Ionian highway, a project that links Montenegro to Greece.

“The two PMs also discussed the joint projects in the domain of tourism, especially in the area of the lake of Skadar and Buna river”, official sources said.

Before the summit, Rama also met with the EU head of diplomacy, Mogherini, to discuss the European future of Albania and the work of the Albanian government and the reforms that have been made in order to meet the five priorities that bring Albania closer to the European Union.

PM Edi Rama is also expected to meet today with the Serb PM Vucic and other prime ministers of the Balkan. These meetings come at the heat of debates for the growing number of Albanian asylum seekers and clashes between Belgrade and Pristina over the invitation of a Serb NGO for deputy PM Thaci to visit Belgrade on Friday. Serb authorities said that they do not welcome Thaci and the NGO cancelled the invitation. /ibna/