The German Minister for Europe, Michael Roth, is paying a two day official visit to Tirana. The progress of the integration process and the issue of opening negotiations of Albania with the EU were the focus of the meetings.
Roth met with Prime Minister Edi Rama. Both interlocutors addressed a press conference. In his speech, Rama said that the holding of the First Intergovernmental Conference depends on the internal affairs of the EU. He drew attention to the stalemate between North Macedonia and Bulgaria.
However, the Prime Minister of Albania demanded that the Union implement the decisions. Rama added that our country has fulfilled its tasks for the integration process.
Meanwhile, Michael Roth said that Albania has made many achievements and for this reason we are working so hard that a positive decision is taken by the EU Council of Ministers on the 22nd of June. He added that the EU does not leave anyone alone and that the Western Balkans is the inner courtyard of the European Union.
He also focused on political developments. "The majority that came out of the election is clear, and I say that as a Social Democrat," Roth said.
Roth is coming to Albania as he is currently on a two-day visit to North Macedonia. Before arriving in Skopje, German State Minister for Europe Michael Roth said it was high time the European Union fulfilled its promises to start membership negotiations with northern Macedonia and Albania.