The Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Olta Xhaçka participated in the Antalya forum on “Neighbors See Together: The Future of Europe”. The meeting was attended by panelists such as MEP Sergey Lagodisnky, EU Representative for Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue, Miroslav Lajcak and former Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta.
During her speech, Xhaçka stressed that the European Union must continue to remain committed to the region through concrete actions and keeping its promises.
“Enlargement policy is based on the iron principle of assessing the merit of each country. It also requires predictability of the process, through which any achievement of standards or criteria should lead to the next step on the road to the EU. Such aAn process, credible and tangible, is an irreplaceable support for the difficult reforms that we are implementing”, said the Minister during her speech.
Lajcak and Lagodinsky stressed that there should be no more delays in opening negotiations between Albania and North Macedonia.
For three consecutive days, the Summit and the Ministerial of the South East European Cooperation Process were held in Turkey, as well as the first Diplomatic Forum of Antalya, attended by heads of state and government from over 30 countries, where Albania was represented by a delegation led by Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Olta Xhaçka./ibna