Rama: The Albanian code of honor obliges us to be hospitable

Rama: The Albanian code of honor obliges us to be hospitable

The shelter of Afghans in our country, according to Prime Minister Edi Rama, is according to a code of honor that obliges us to be hospitable. “When it comes to Italy, unfortunately I am one-sided,” said the Prime Minister of Albania, responding to SprayNea. I also feel Italian and therefore not in the position of someone who can judge, also because, as an avid observer, as I am, of Italian politics, I understand the complexity of the problem. I can talk about my country. For us, welcoming Afghan refugees is a very important, natural and moral thing.

Thirty years ago we were Afghans seeking hospitality on the other side of the sea. We, who at that time seemed to be strangers to the Italian people and European public opinion, as Afghans look today. On the other hand, we have a tradition to honor. Albania is the only European country that hosted Jews before and after the end of World War II. It is a code of honor that obliges us to be hospitable. A code, according to which the house of every Albanian belongs to God and the guest. I believe we should continue to do this for our children as well. “They should also cultivate, as a precious asset, this sense of responsibility towards others in difficulty, being the children of a people who, at different moments in its history, have relied on the hospitality of others.” said Rama./ibna