USA supports the opening of negotiations of Albania with the European Union.

Although the polemics regarding the functioning of the Justice Reform in Albania have been intensified by the internationals, the assessment from the USA is entirely positive. This was declared by the Acting Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Gent Cakaj , who met with the  Acting Assistant Secretary of European and Eurasian Affairs, Mr. Philip Reeker.

‘’Based on the incomparable model of the justice reform and the geostrategic importance for deepening the ties between Albania and EU, USA support in an absolute way the opening of the negotiations  for Albania in October’’ – writes Cakaj.

‘’USA consider the reform as subject of no compromise and that constitutes as a regional model and beyond’’- he underlined.

During the meeting Cakaj-Reeker it was stressed the importance of further consolidating the regional cooperation and the absolute need for closing the bilateral matters in the entire Western Balkan region.

According to Mr. Cakaj, the commitment of USA will be maximal in serve of the realizing of this project. Stressing that Albania is a strategic partner of USA and an active ally in NATO, with distinguished contribution in peacekeeping operations the Alliance, USA praises positively the increase of the defense budget of Albania ‘’ – stressed Minister Cakaj.

 

/ERvin Çali/ 

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