Prime Minister Edi Rama has disclosed some of the topics discussed with the President of France Emanuel Macron during their meeting, which came at the invitation of the French leader.
Rama said that bilateral relations, the progress of the program of the French development agency, which is engaged in financing three important projects, France's investments in energy in Albania, the European investment plan for the Balkans; the situation in the region, the progress of relations between the countries of the region, the dialogue process between Serbia and Kosovo, regional Schengen, etc. have been some of the topics under discussion.
"It was an invitation from the President, with whom we had not met for some time, and he wanted to spend a working lunch with me to discuss bilateral relations, the progress of the program of the French development agency, which is engaged in financing three important projects, where the most important project is the investment for the finalization of all the work that needs to be done to complete the investments made in the water supply of the city of Durrës and to finally guarantee for Durrës 24 hours continuous supply of water, a commitment I asked for and the president took it over after the earthquake. Also another important financing for the power system, as well as another program for women and girls which is a very interesting, a program that we will implement together with the French development agency. At the same time, we talked about France's investments in energy in Albania, where the company Voltalia is investing in the largest photovoltaic park in the region, in fact in Karavasta and also in one or two other important projects. We talked about the European investment plan for the Balkans, which is already an invested plan and we are committed to getting funding for some important projects with national and regional impact on transport, infrastructure, energy and digitalization. We have long been in the situation in the region, in the progress of relations between the countries of the region, for the dialogue process between Serbia and Kosovo, for the process of implementation of the four EU freedoms in the framework of the Schengen region and other topics that they have also occupied their part of the long conversation ", declared Rama.