17 July 2019 President Meta congratulates the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen
Your election to the post of the President of the European Commission provides me with the special pleasure to extend to You the best and wholehearted congratulations about the successful fulfillment of this high task.
It is a fortunate event that the European Commission will be headed for the very first time during the next five years by a lady woman who embodies the experience of successful leadership and the most representative values of the European Union at a time when our continent and the whole world face numerous and diverse challenges.
In the capacity of the President of a country that aims to open accession negotiations with the European Union, I would like to seize this opportunity to express my gratitude about your stand in support of this process and about the continuation of the enlargement policy towards the Western Balkans.
At the same time, please rest assured about the continuation of my engagement to urge and to provide my full support to the reforms that would bring Albania and the Albanians closer to the European Union, according to the model of uncompromising European standards of democracy and of the rule of law as well.
While expressing also the special pleasure that the European Commission will be led by the representative of a friendly country and a strategic partner too such as Germany, please accept honorable Madam President, the assurances of my highest consideration!