Rama: Albania interested in deepening cooperation with Kosovo

Edi Rama; Photo: Prime Minister's Office

TIRANA – The Albanian government is interested in further deepening cooperation with Kosovo and a series of cooperation agreements are expected to be approved at a joint session of the Albanian and Kosovo governments next month in the city of Korça, southeast Albania.

This was confirmed during a meeting in Tirana between the Prime Minister Edi Rama and Kosovo’s Deputy Prime Minister Fatmir Limaj, on an official visit to Albania on Friday.

Limaj affirmed Kosovo government’s commitment to implementing the existing cooperation agreements with Albania and materialization of new deals ahead of the joint governments meeting on November 27.

During his stay in Tirana, Kosovo’s Deputy PM Limaj also held a meeting with the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Ditmir Bushati.

Bushati valued the meeting as very important for the bilateral relations.

“I received my friend and Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo, Fatmir Limaj. We discussed about bilateral initiatives before the joint meeting of both governments,” Bushati said.

Deputy Prime Minister Limaj expressed the readiness of the Government of Kosovo to the implementation of agreements concluded so far, and the materialization of new agreements prior to November meeting.

“There are numerous concrete agreements awaiting implementation and the signing of new agreements. As Kosovo government, we are determined to implement in practice the agreements reached so far, and to not have them in paper only,” stated Deputy Prime Minister Limaj.

Deputy Prime Minister Limaj,has been assigned as responsible to head the economic policies between Kosovo and Albania.

This assignment was given to Limaj in order to deepen further the inter-state cooperation and oversee the implementation of the agreements concluded and those to be signed in the future.