President Meta wishes President Parmelin on the occasion of the Founding Day of the Swiss Confederation

President Meta wishes President Parmelin on the occasion of the Founding Day of the Swiss Confederation

Honorable Mr. President,

Please permit me on the occasion of the Founding Day of the Swiss Confederation, to convey also on behalf of the Albanian people, the best and sincere congratulations to You and all the citizens of Switzerland!

I am very pleased to note the excellent level of the relations and cooperation between the two countries and our citizens which have developed steadily, both politically and economically and culturally, especially during recent years and at the same time, to express my conviction these relationships will progress and become even more successful in the future.

Once again I would like to express my deep gratitude for the valuable help and support that Switzerland has continuously provided to Albania and Albanians, both through donations, technical assistance and development programs, and through direct investments, which have impacted the democratic, economic and social development of the country, in the process of decentralization and increasing the local capacities, but especially in the development and improvement of vocational education.

Seizing this opportunity I would like to appreciate the role of the Albanian community living in your country, which is a strong and stable bridge in friendship and in all aspects of bilateral cooperation, and expresses gratitude for the hospitality and opportunities that Switzerland has offered to this community to integrate and at the same time to contribute to the development and progress of your country.

Please accept Your Excellency, alongside my best wishes for the further development and progress of Switzerland and its citizens, the expression of my highest esteem!

Ilir Meta