Tirana, February 16, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency
The Serb PM has confirmed that he will hold an official visit to Albania on 28 and 29 May of this year. Vucic declared that he has accepted the invitation of the Albanian PM, Edi Rama, adding that the aim of this visit is to participate in an economic forum. The meetings will involve negotiations with the state leaders and ministers, in an effort to boost economic collaboration.
Several other projects and regional investments will be the focus of these talks that will be led by Rama and Vucic.
During his official visit to Belgrade, Albanian PM publicly invited the Serb PM several times to return his visit to Tirana.
For a century, relations between Albania and Serbia have not been that warm, however, there have been efforts to soften them.
Mr. Rama’s visit to Belgrade last year was considered very important, as it had been 80 years that no Albanian PM had visited Serbia. A few weeks before Mr. Rama’s visit to Belgrade, relations were aggravated when a drone bearing a flag of the so called autochthonous Albania that included territories of neighboring countries, flew over the stadium where the Albanian football side was playing against the Serb one, as part of the Euro 2016 qualifying matches. Mr. Rama’s visit was supposed to calm relations down, but clashes sparked again, when in Belgrade, Rama publicly demanded from the EU for Kosovo to be recognized by the give countries that haven’t yet recognized it. After this declaration, Mr. Vucic said that he had agreed with Rama not to talk about such things in the press conference. /ibna/