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Sunday, September 29, 2013
Albanian leaders meet in the US
Leaders from Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia participated in the annual
dinner organized in New York by the Albanian-American National Council,
an organization that encourages peace and economic development in
The organization gathers
every autumn many Albanian leaders and personalities fromo all Balkan,
who visit New York due to the UN General Assembly.
In this dinner
was invited the Albanian President, Bujar Nishani; the Albanian Prime
Minister, Edi Rama; The Kosovo Prime Minister, Hashim Thaci; the leader
of the Alliance for Future of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj; the Deputy Prime
Minister of Macedonia, Musa Xhaferri and many others.
America” says that a group of Albanians coming from Michigan and who
were representing the highlands of Albania protested against the
participation of the Montenegrin Milo Gjikanovic in this dinner. But a
representative of the Albanian-American Council declared that
Mr.Gjukanovic was not invited.
President Bujar Nishani addressed a
speech at the participants, saying that the achievements of the
Albanian people would have been difficult without the help of friends
Prime Minister Edi Rama considered the achievements
of the Albanian-Americans as a clear success model of how Albania can
become in its path to become a developed democracy. He added that he
honors with great admiration the Albanian-American community, which
according to Rama is a national treasury.
This is the 17th year
that the Council honors who have contributed for the Albanians wherever
they are. One of them has also been the former United States President,
Bill Clinton, and the former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair.