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President Begaj received a delegation from the Council of American Ambassadors

The President of the Republic, H.E.Mr. Bajram Begaj received today a delegation from the Council of American Ambassadors, headed by the President of this Council, Ambassador Timothy A. Chorba.

This delegation of former senior American diplomats is visiting Albania as part of a regional fact-gathering tour for three countries of the Western Balkans, Albania, Kosovo and North Macedonia.

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After appreciating the excellent strategic partnership relations with the United States of America, as well as after expressing gratitude for what they have done for the independence of Albania and Kosovo, President Begaj introduced the former American diplomats to the reforms and steps taken to consolidate democratic institutions and the rule of law.

In particular, President Begaj focused on Albania’s contribution to peace, stability and the building of the spirit of good neighborliness in the region, further underlining the support that Albania gives to the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia, as the only alternative to achieve a binding international agreement, focusing on their mutual recognition.

Whereas, regarding the European integration process, President Begaj said that after NATO membership, membership in the European Union remains the biggest strategic priority of Albania and Albanians.

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Referring to the new geopolitical conditions after the Russian aggression in Ukraine, President Begaj underlined the new approach of the European Union to the Western Balkan region, as well as informed all those present on the opening of accession negotiations for Albania and North Macedonia.

A special attention was paid to the developments in Ukraine, Albania’s role and contribution to the United Nations Security Council in condemning Russian aggression, in defending the principles of the UN Charter, as well as the world order.

Furthermore, President Begaj also hailed the cooperation of the Council of American Ambassadors with its partner in Albania, the Council of Albanian Ambassadors, headed by Mr. Besnik Mustafaj, President of this Council.

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