The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Luigi Di Maio, had a telephone conversation with the Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama. The talk focused on the excellent bilateral relations between Italy and Albania. Such synergy was confirmed by the arrival of Albanian doctors in Italy, during critical phases of the pandemic, as well as by the EU enlargement process towards Tirana.
Minister Di Maio thanked Prime Minister Rama warmly for sending medical personnel to Italy in the most challenging months of the COVID-19 pandemic and relaunched the fight against the virus as a new field of collaboration between Rome and Tirana. The collaboration in the fight against the Coronavirus further strengthens the partnership between the two countries, also concerning the economic challenges triggered by the global health emergency.
The Minister then expressed his appreciation for the recent progress made by Albania in the reforms needed to move the country closer to the European Union. The Minister confirmed Italy's continued support for Albania's European perspective and reiterated Italy's hope that the start of accession negotiations could materialize as soon as possible.