Cakaj: Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia give valuable support for Albania in the EU
The Acting Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Gent Cakaj, held a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Poland, Jacek Czaputoëiz, the Foreign Minister of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, the Lithuanian Foreign Minister, Linas Antanas Linkevičius and State of European Affairs at the Estonian Foreign Ministry, Märt Volmer.
According to the press office, the meeting focused on issues related to Albania’s European integration process, in which the support these countries provide for the immediate start of accession talks with the European Union is absolute.
At the press conference held, Cakaj said that the new form of negotiation assures the member states in general and the skeptical countries in particular, that progress on the path to EU membership will be directly conditioned by tangible progress, reforms, deep and sustainable development.
“Albania, of course, welcomes the new methodology while appreciating the need to increase the EU’s credibility in the Western Balkans,” he said.
Regarding the progress report, which was published shortly after the new methodology, Cakaj said that the European Commission has once again recommended the immediate opening of EU membership talks, based on Albania’s great merits.
Cakaj expressed gratitude to Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, also for the unwavering technical and institutional support, to increase Albania’s institutional and professional capacities in the integration process.
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