President of Albania calls for global cooperation in facing global security challenges

President of Albania calls for global cooperation in facing global security challenges
The President of Albania, Bujar Nishani during his remarks at the closing session of the 16th Eurasia Economic Summit, called for better cooperation between countries in facing phenomena that threaten global security, such as: organized crime, poverty, terrorism, and production of weapons of mass destruction.
In Istanbul, where the summit is being held, Nishani stressed the importance and responsibility of each country in facing common global challenges. “Even the most powerful countries feel unimmunized and even vulnerable against asymmetric threats with global effect. Such a situation has led to establishing cooperation between many countries, which could not even be imagined in the past and has increased the relative importance and responsibility for each country, regardless of its size’ said the Head of the Albanian state, among other things.
According to Nishani, the serious economic crisis, which has had an effect on the whole globe and which end has yet to be seen, has conditioned the public deficit to a great extent and, as a consequence, even expenditure in the defense and intelligence areas. “It has also made the countries in crisis focus more on their internal problems. But, the United States of America still have the economic, military and political – diplomatic capacities to remain a world leader, while other countries are strengthening and various threats have surfaced”, added the president, clarifying that:”it remains to be seen whether the Americans will continue to demonstrate the necessary will to harmonize their interests with the interests of partner countries and continue to have the necessary capacities to play such a role in the future.”
“Current global threats, such as: organized crime, poverty and terrorism are interconnected and pose a universal threat,” said Nishani stressing that “security, development and human rights are interconnected.” “Multilateralism becomes especially important in facing global threats, such as: terrorism and weapons of massive destruction,” continued President Nishani during his address in the Istanbul Summit. /ibna/