Kosovo congratulates Albania for the EU membership candidate status

Kosovo congratulates Albania for the EU membership candidate status

Pristina, June 24, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

The head of the state and leaders of political parties in Kosovo, have congratulated the prime minister of Albania, Edi Rama, the president, Bujar Nishani and the entire Albanian people about the granting of the EU membership candidate status to Albania.

The president of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga has congratulated the president of Albania, Bujar Nishani on the country’s EU membership candidate status.

In a telephone conversation that Jahjaga had with Mr. Nishani, she said that the status is recognition for the commitment of the citizens of Albania in their European perspective and in building a sustainable and consolidated state.

President Jahjaga said that the European perspective of all the countries of the Balkan region is irreversible and the only alternative.

President of Albania, Bujar Nishani thanked the president of Kosovo for her wishes and said that the European perspective is open for all countries of the region, including Kosovo.

Departing prime minister of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci has also congratulated Albania on this occasion.

In a public statement, Thaci said that: “As of today, Albania is an EU member candidate. This is very good news. Congratulations brothers and sisters. There’s not a single Albanian today in the world who doesn’t feel proud of your achievements. The European Union is the future for all of us!”

“Congratulations to the people, government and Albanian politics for the EU membership candidate status. This is a big and very important step not only for Albania, but for Kosovo too”, said the head of the Democratic League of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa. /ibna/