Trilateral meeting between Italy, Albania and Serbia held for the first time in Rome

Trilateral meeting between Italy, Albania and Serbia held for the first time in Rome

Tirana, January 26, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

A trilateral meeting was held in the Italian capital, Rome between the Foreign Ministers of Italy, Paolo Gentiloni, Albania, Ditmir Bushati and Serbia, Ivica Dacic.

The scope of the meeting was to have concrete cooperation between the three countries in the domain of the fight against terrorism, energy, transport and infrastructure.

The meeting also discussed issues of joint European perspective and development of the region by encouraging regional projects.

The talks between the three ministers also focused on strengthening security in the region through cooperation and coordination with European and Euro Atlantic institutions and regional cooperation.

One of the most important points that were discussed in the meeting consisted of the challenges and joint Euro integrating processes of Albania and Serbia and the Balkan region, with the aim of coordinating steps toward the launch of negotiations for Albania and the continuation of the process for Serbia, through Italy’s support and to adopt a regional approach in the framework of the Berlin process.

This trilateral meeting comes as a result of the Berlin Process, initiated last year by German Chancellor, Angela Merkel.

The Albanian government said that the meeting (photo) stressed the importance of an active engagement of Italy in the region, as a factor that would help in building up a constructive climate and promoting regional cooperation. /ibna/