The Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Olta Xhaçka, had a telephone conversation with her Portuguese counterpart, Augusto Santos Silva. In a Twitter post, Xhaçka says she expressed gratitude to Silva for Portugal's efforts to advance the integration of Albania and the Western Balkans, while saying that she hoped the First Intergovernmental Conference would take place as promised.
"Very good call with MFA Augusto Santos Silva. Truly grateful to #Portugal for their goodwill and efforts to advance #Albania and WB's #EU integration. Hopeful that first #IGC can be held as promised to open the way for Albania to move forward." Xhaçka wrote.
Portugal holds the EU Presidency until July this year.