Albania fully supports the priorities of the Italian chairmanship of the Organization for Security and European Cooperation, OSCE, which were presented at the beginning of the year. This was declared yesterday by the minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Ditmir Bushati in the 25th meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Milan. According to him, “Albania will continue to offer its precious contribution not only for the implementation of peace and stability in the Balkan region, but also in the OSCE region”.
The minister also stressed that trust should be built and that constructive dialogue should be held in order to address critical and complex challenges such as conflicts, violent extremism, terrorism, cyber threats, waves of refugees, organized crime and obstacles in economic development. “Such trans-national threats need transparency and predictability. Trust and constructive dialogue are crucial to sharing more information and to addressing current and future challenges in the OSCE area”, minister Bushati also said in his speech. But ministers also exchanged ideas on the strengthening of the role and capacity of OSCE and the contribution of everyone in order to promote cooperation between OSCE countries. They also stressed the need of engaging in dialogue and of joint responsibility to comply with the principles and unity of the Organization.