The Speaker of Parliament, Lindita Nikolla, met with the President of the Austrian Parliament, Wolfgang Sobotka, to whom she expressed gratitude for the strong support of Austria for the opening of negotiations.
The meeting took place during her stay in Athens, in the framework of the Parliamentary Conference of the Council of Europe.
During the meeting it was discussed about the continuation and expansion of the excellent cooperation between the two parliaments as well as the contribution of parliamentary diplomacy in promoting comprehensive cooperation.
Speaker Nikolla and President Sobotka expressed the will of the Albanian Parliament and the Austrian Parliament to deepen cooperation in promoting parliamentary contribution to the consolidation of democratic institutions, promoting youth political participation, modernizing parliamentary services and other aspects.
Nikola thanked President Sobotka for Austria's contribution and support to the negotiation process.
Sobotka expressed the commitment that the Government and Parliament of Austria, as well as him personally, will continue to support the European path of Albania and the Western Balkans as well as the holding of the first EU-Albania Intergovernmental Roundtable within 2021.