Albanian Minister of Interior, Fatmir Xhafaj, had a meeting in Brussels with the EU Commissioner for Migration and Interior Affairs, Dimitris Avramopoulos.
Mr Avramopoulos congratulated the measures taken so far and the results achieved with the fight against cannabis, with the integrated border management, which has helped reduce illegal migration and asylum seekers, and has furthered the fight against organized crime.
a�?Albania is an important factor of stability in the region. A good neighbor of the country I come from, and a future member of the European family. Our main discussion points were emigration, refugee crisis, our joint fight against terror, radicalization and organized crimea�?, Avramopoulos was quoted as saying.
a�?The Commissioner is a great supporter of the aspirations of the Albanian people, my country towards further integration in the European Union, but it is also a very important supporter of us with regards to issues of public security and order in Albania, “Xhafaj said.
A�With his support, the Minister continued, we will make important steps dealing with the issues of the fight against organized crime, the handling of illegal immigration issues and a number of other issues that concern us in our path to integration in the European Union.A�Xhafaj invited Commissioner Avramopoulos to visit Tirana to get acquainted with the results of this whole process and at the same time with the further steps that the govt wants to take in these areas.