Sequi-Gjosha: Integration is a priority of the government, a delegation from Brussels to visit Tirana soon

Sequi-Gjosha: Integration is a priority of the government, a delegation from Brussels to visit Tirana soon

Tirana, September 20, 2013

EU ambassador in Albania, Ettore Sequi had a meeting today with the new Minister of European Integration, Klajda Gjosha.

Minister Gjosha said that the meeting discussed the daily work in this ministry, the achievements and what will follow for the realization of reforms.

“I told ambassador Sequi that we will work in full transparency with the opposition, civil society and we will work to complete all the reforms”, said Gjosha.

On his part, ambassador Sequi congratulated the minister on her new duty, considering this as a key position for the government, because integration is the most important priority for the country and government.

“The minister had the chance to visit Brussels and to meet high ranking officials of the EU to discuss on the possibilities and chances that Albania has. Today we discussed in a more operational way how these challenges can turn into opportunity. The minister talked about the primary reforms, such as the fight against organized crime and corruption. I welcomed the key words used by the minister such as dialogue with the opposition, comprehensive, civil society, because it’s very important for the process of integration to include all these sectors. We said that we were ready to offer technical assistance to the ministry”, said Sequi.

Amongst others, the ambassador said that in the days to come, a delegation from Brussels will arrive in order to discuss about concrete ways on how to progress faster.

Sequi said that the two interlocutors also discussed on the projects funded by the EU in Albania, where he added that that the European Union remains the most generous contributor in Albania, with an assistance amounting to 800 million Euros in the past 7 years. /ibna/