Monday, March 31, 2014

Albania PM highlights NATO's role

TIRANA, March 31 (Xinhua) -- Addressing a ceremony marking the fifth anniversary of the Albanian membership in NATO Monday, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama spoke of the crucial role the organization played in regional stability.
"The gratitude that we express toward this organization is closely related to its essential role in the regional stability," he said.
According to him, being part of the European Atlantic alliance has "given Albania the opportunity to become part of the highest values of democracy, freedom, human rights, legal state and free market."
"It has also strengthened the importance of the Albanian politics, transforming it into an essential part of international decision-making state that contributes to the global security," Rama added.
The prime minister stated drafting a national security strategy and modernizing state policy were the top priorities of the government as it worked toward further European integration.

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