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Friday, December 6, 2013
Jonathan Moore meetings in Tirana 06/12/2013
The Director for Central and Southern Europe at the US Department of
State, Jonathan Moore, arrived in Tirana for an official visit a few
days before the country receives the European Union candidate status
In the meeting with the
Albanian President, Bujar Nishani, Moore declared that they are happy
with Albania’s achievements, the internal stability and its role in the
“The European Integration is serves to the interest of
Albania, the United States and the European Union”, Moore declared, as
quoted by the President’s press office.
He added that besides
the current achievements, Brussels expects more progress in the
consolidation of the rule of law. He remarked that the Albanian politics
must avoid confusion in giving messages to Brussel about the candidate
status and integration.
The Presidency’s announcement doesn’t
specify the message to which the American official was referring to, and
continues with the guarantees that Nishani gave to Mr.Moore for a
further consolidation of the rule of law, fight against organized crime
and corruption, and by expressing at the same time the deep gratitude of
Albania to the United States about everything that they have done for
the Albanian nation in the past century.
The United States
official met with the Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama, and with the
Parliament Speaker, Ilir Meta. The announcement says they shared the
same conviction that Albania has made considerable progress during this
year, by valuing the progress report of the European Commission and its
The announcement continues by saying
that Moore expresses the support of the United States in the European
Integration, and noted the importance of continuing the reforms that
have been undertaken.
Moore continued his visits with the Foreign
Minister, Ditmir Bushati, with whom he expressed the mutual commitment
to push further the cooperation in the implementation of projects and
programs that aim to reinforce the rule of law and war against
The Foreign Ministry closes this announcement with
the congratulation that Jonathan Moore gave for the tangible measures
given by the government in the past year, with an all-inclusive
political climate, as identified in the positive recommendation of the
European Commission progress report for the European Union candidate
Moore met with the opposition leader, Lulzim Basha. His agenda also foresees a meeting with former Prime Minister Sali Berisha.