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Albania Acting Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Gent Cakaj resigns

TIRANA – The Acting Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of Albania Gent Cakaj stepped down on Tuesday, citing “various reasons”, Anadolu Agency reports. “Today I handed in my resignation to PM Rama as Acting Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs. This was it, my friends: for various reasons. I thank you for the entire cooperation we have had,” Gent Cakaj tweeted. He added that said since Albania “is on the verge of an election campaign, where I do not intend to engage as a candidate for MP, I consider that the chapter of my service at the head of Albanian diplomacy is over.” Parliamentary elections in Albania are expected to be held on April 25. Following Cakaj’s decision, the premier proposed Defense Minister Olta Xhacka as his replacement.

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