The Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Olta Xhaçka, received today in a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the German Minister of State for Europe at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Michael Roth, who is paying a two-day visit to Albania.
Minister Xhaçka underlined that Minister Roth's visit is another clear signal of Germany's commitment to supporting the integration processes in the Western Balkans.
She praised the attitude and commitment of official Berlin, not only during the EU presidency, but also afterwards, for reaching a consensus within the EU on the rapid adoption of the Negotiating Framework and the holding of the first Intergovernmental Conference.
"We have done our homework. Things are moving in the right direction, even in the fight against corruption and organized crime. "If you look at how much work has been done since the Council of March 2020 decision, despite the fact that the last 15 months have been among the most difficult in our history, you understand how committed and responsible we are to the integration process." , said Minister Xhaçka during the bilateral meeting.
Minister Roth reiterated Germany's position in support of holding the first Intergovernmental Conferences with Albania and North Macedonia within the Portuguese EU Presidency.
He confirmed that Germany, along with other EU partner countries is strongly committed to resolving as soon as possible all existing disputes between North Macedonia and Bulgaria to achieve the set goal.