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Merkel visits Tirana today together with the heads of six Western Balkan countries'governments

  • 9/14/2021 8:35 AM
Merkel visits Tirana today together with the heads of six Western Balkan countries'governments

After the visit to Serbia, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel is paying a visit to Tirana today, while the agenda of the visit to our country has been revealed. The German Chancellor will be received with a ceremony at the Palace of Brigades, and then will have a "tet-a-tet" conversation with Prime Minister Edi Rama.

Merkel will also bring together the heads of six Western Balkan countries' governments, with regional co-operation issues in the foreground. Tet-a-tet talks are also planned with the heads of government of Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and North Macedonia. Merkel's visit comes as part of the Berlin process. Merkel's visit to Tirana follows that in Belgrade yesterday where she was received under strict security measures.

 Bilateral meeting between the two delegations at the Palace of Brigades are expected to be held. Then the meetings will be moved to Tirana Business Park, where at the end there is expected to be a conference between Prime Minister Rama and Chancellor Merkel.

As part of the measures to ensure public order and safety during the visit of the Chancellor in Tirana and the Prime Ministers of the Western Balkans in some road segments, for security reasons, there will be blockages and diversions of vehicles, specifically in Rinas-Unaza e Re, Sauk, Elbasan Street to the Palace of Brigades. In order not to create traffic congestion from 09:00 to 13:00 today and to use alternative routes to get to their destinations.

Police services will be present on all access roads to and from the city of Tirana and other roads inside the capital, in order to take measures to ensure and regulate traffic on alternative roads.

Program of the visit of the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Angela Merkel

10.20 - Welcoming Ceremony at the Palace of Brigades
10.30 - Tet-a-tet meeting between Prime Minister Edi Rama and Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Palace of Brigades
11.00 - Bilateral meeting between the two delegations at the Palace of Brigades
11.50 - Arrival of the Prime Minister and heads of Balkan governments in Tirana Business Park.
11.55 - Arrival of Chancellor Merkel in Tirana Business Park
12.00 - Family photo with the heads of delegations in Tirana Business Park.
14.35 - Press conference between Prime Minister Rama and Chancellor Merkel in Tirana Business Park

/Klara Ruci/