The Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Olta Xhaçka, delivered a speech in honor of the 76th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations and the signing of the new program between the UN and the Albanian government for the years 2022 - 2026.
Minister Xhaçka praised the forms of UN multilateral engagement, while emphasizing that Albania and the Western Balkans region are the clearest proof of the great value of multilateral cooperation.
According to her, taking over the mandate from Albania in the Security Council is a great achievement, which offers excellent opportunities for our country in the global sphere.
"It is undoubtedly a great achievement for Albania, a prestigious achievement that shows what maturity Albanian diplomacy has achieved and that recognizes the constructive role of our country in terms of security, stability and development. But above all it is an opportunity. An opportunity for a small country that usually finds it difficult to influence or make its voice heard in the global arena, to present to the world some ideas, some solutions to the problems that concern us all. Ideas and solutions that stem from our experience, in issues such as Women Peace and Security, the Fight against Violent Radicalism, or the need to respect human rights, where Albania undoubtedly has much to say, or even on issues such as climate where we may not yet have a clear record of achievements, but we are aware of the need to do something and therefore we have decided to join forces with other countries that share the same concern to pick up the baton on this issue from them and to pass it to another partner country at the end of our mandate ", said Minister Xhaçka.