Edi Rama heads to the US, meets with Pompeo

Edi Rama heads to the US, meets with Pompeo

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama paid an official visit to the US where he met with Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo.

Earlier, the Albanian Prime Minister, according to a post on Facebook, elaborated on his meeting with Merk Greni, Director of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), where talks focused on the Reconstruction and Donors Conference for Albania to be held on 17 February as an effort to push the country in order to overcome the problems caused by the devastating earthquake on November 26, 2019.

During the discussions between Rama-Greni the issue of the Special Task Force on Corruption and Violence was also raised, as well as the new package of measures against organized crime and the Transparency Academy joint program.

According to State Department Spokesperson, Morgan Ortagus, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama in Washington.  Secretary Pompeo and Prime Minister Rama discussed shared priorities during Albania’s 2020 Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.  The Secretary highlighted strong U.S. support for Albania’s bid to join the European Union and for on-going judicial and electoral reform efforts.  The Secretary also commended the Prime Minister for his government’s steadfast commitment to NATO burden sharing, for pushing back against malign Iranian activity, and for undertaking a regional leadership role in protecting next-generation communications networks./ibna