Prime Minister Edi Rama held a joint press conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, praising Germany’s assistance in Albania’s reconstruction process in the aftermath of November 26 earthquake. Rama said the Donors’ Conference, expected to be held in Brussels on February 17, would be of great help to our country, because based on the damage report, the amount for the reconstruction is “beyond the bounds of our possibilities”, Rama said.
“I have come here to discuss the Donors’ Conference and the great need of Albania to find the support of all friends and partners in the reconstruction process, which was based on the damage report made in cooperation with the EU, the United Nations and The World Bank consisting of an amount that is beyond our limits to afford it alone. I want to thank you for your interest and for the first aid from Germany, an assistance that has been relieving in those tragic moments, ”said Rama.
In his speech, the head of government also pointed to the process of Albania’s integration into the European Union, where he said that there is hope for positive signals from the new European Commission, for the policy itself, which is also pursued in the geopolitical dimension, but for the technical one. Both interlocutors also focused on the European perspective.