The challenges that the Balkan faces according to Albanian president Nishani

The challenges that the Balkan faces according to Albanian president Nishani

The president also talked about the unprecedented migratory fluxes and the crisis that many Balkan countries and Albania’s neighboring countries are facing through the so called “Balkan Route”. He suggests that the solution must be found at the source of this crisis.

Tirana, 11 March 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Edison Kurani

Albanian president, Bujar Nishani says that Western Balkans needs dialogue and understanding, especially in circumstances that the region and the world is facing.

The Albanian head of the state participated in the opening of the 4th Global Forum of Baku dubbed “Toward a multipolar world” and the first panel of this Forum dubbed “The situation of the world today and what more important issues must we address tomorrow”.

Mr. Nishani stopped on the challenges that the world is facing today along with Western Balkans such as terrorism, violent extremism and radicalism, climate changes and unprecedented migratory fluxes.

He stressed the important role that is played not only by state institutions, but also by local and religious communities in countering these threats.

President Nishani talked to the audience about the excellent experience of religious cohabitation and tolerance that exists for centuries in Albania, stressing that thanks to this experience, but also thanks to the fact that Albania is a NATO member and an EU associate member, the country is today an active player in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.

Referring to the bitter experience of the near past, with armed conflicts, hate and ethnic and religious cleansing, the president said that “the Western Balkan region more than ever needs dialogue and understanding”.

Nishani said that Albania is determined and committed to continue its policy of good neighboring relations, dialogue and understanding.

Mr. Nishani also talked about the issue of unprecedented migratory fluxes and the crisis that many Balkan countries and Albania’s neighboring countries are facing through the so called “Balkan Route”. He said that this situation has had a significant impact in the security and social stability of these countries and the region in general.

The president said that “based on the bitter experience with over 1 million refugees from Kosovo as a result of Milosevic’s regime, but also the current crisis that neighboring are going through, the solution must be found at the source of the crisis. The sooner, the better”, he said. /ibna/