Merkel: We don’t want asylum seekers, we welcome qualified workers from Albania

Merkel: We don’t want asylum seekers, we welcome qualified workers from Albania

Tirana, 8 July 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Edison Kurani

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, who is in Tirana on an official visit which is lasting several hours, is holding a joint press conference with her Albanian counterpart, Edi Rama.

Speaking on the issue of migrants and the fact that many Albanians go to Germany to seek the asylum status, Mr. Merkel said that Albanians are not welcome in her country as asylum seekers.

“Germany doesn’t grant asylum to Albanian nationals”, Mrs. Merkel explained.

Immediately after this, Merkel said that Germany needs qualified foreign workers. “We need foreign workers and we believe that Albania has such potential”, Mr. Merkel said. /ibna/

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