Albania's chief negotiator with the European Union, Zef Mazi has revealed details from the meeting held today by Prime Minister Edi Rama with EU Commissioner Ylva Johansson.
In a joint press conference with Commissioner Johansson, Zef Mazi said that Albania is on the verge of opening negotiations.
"Today, the Prime Minister had the pleasure to receive in a meeting the EU Commissioner for Internal Affairs, Mrs. Johansson, with whom he had an open discussion on our cooperation with the EU so far, on the whole range of issues that include the topic of internal affairs. This visit takes place at the right time, with an important focus on Albania. Albania is on the verge of EU membership. The issues discussed by the Prime Minister with the Commissioner have an impact on our progress forward. The Prime Minister and the Commissioner agreed that the close cooperation between Albania and the EU is based not only on the common values they share, but also on our mutual interest, for more security for our citizens. The Prime Minister noted the long list of achievements marked by our authorities.
"They focused on important aspects, police cooperation, with EU law enforcement agencies, cross-border control issues and immigration issues", said Mazi.