19 March 2020 Statement of the President of the Republic, H.E. Ilir Meta
I welcome the financial support made public by the Prime Minister.
I invite the Government to set out as soon as possible the criteria for the assistance toward the businesses and families in need.
I also encourage stakeholder consultation to make the details of the funding transparent, to give an immediate response to the urgent needs of the citizens.
Regarding the financial treatment of the President of the Republic, he will be cut in the same way as for the senior state
officials provided in the plan made public.
Likewise, the Institution of the President of the Republic is solidarized with the cutting of the annual budget fund in the interest of re-addressing it in support of the health and frontline sectors in this confrontation with the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Nationwide cooperation, inclusiveness, humanity and solidarity will give us all the necessary positive power to win this challenge, defeating fear, with unwavering faith in the future and in God.