16 March 2020 Message of the President of the Republic, H.E.Ilir Meta
The country is facing today a critical slowdown in the economic activity as a result of the outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic.
This will cause a slowdown in economic growth and serious losses in particular in the sector of production, tourism, services and small business.
Certainly, the major priority is the protection of citizens’ health and the support with the necessary funds for the health sector, as the main actor in dealing with the pandemic.
But the consequences for the economy will be objectively inevitable, as the IMF and key players in our economy are warning.
Everything must be done to cope medically with the various scenarios of the outbreak of this pandemic.
But it is vital to work every day to deal with different scenarios of serious consequences for the national economy and the lives of every Albanian family, especially of those who are most in need.