Qatar, Albania sign pacts to boost ties
HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani receiving the visiting Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha at the Emiri Diwan yesterdayBy Nour AbuzantQatar and Albania yesterday reiterated their resolve to strengthen relations in all fields, especially in the economic sector.
Addressing a joint press conference with Prime Minister and Foreign Minister HE Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor al-Thani, the visiting Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha said his country might get a loan from Qatar for infrastructure development. The Qatari premier said that the visit of the Albanian leader further strengthened the strong relations between the two countries.
The premier said that both sides agreed that Qatar would send a delegation to the Albanian capital Tirana to strengthen bilateral economic relations.The Albanian premier said he came to Qatar holding a strong desire to strengthen the relations between the two countries, adding that his talks with HH the Emir and the premier were very fruitful.“I am happy that my visit to Qatar would be followed by a visit by HH the Emir and the Qatari premier to my country,” he said.Earlier, Albania and Qatar signed agreements for co-operation in the technical, economic and trade fields. More agreements are expected to be signed in Tirana.
The Albanian premier said that his country would soon open an embassy in Doha, urging Qatari businessmen to invest in his country.“There are many Qatari companies working in the tourism sector in Albania and they are achieving quick progress.”He said that his country welcomed Qatari companies working in the energy, health and education fields.
The Albanian premier said that HH the Emir and the premier showed great interest in the gas to liquid project in Albania which was a huge project “and Qatari investors are welcome”. The Albanian premier said that both Qatar and Albania agreed to facilitate the issue of visas for their citizens.