Macron meeting with Rama in Paris: 120 million euro loan for Albania for environmental reform

2024-04-12 16:45:49 / POLITIKË ALFA PRESS

Macron meeting with Rama in Paris: 120 million euro loan for Albania for
Prime Minister Edi Rama is on an official two-day visit to Paris, where he met with French President Emmanuel Macron.

During his speech in a joint statement to the media, Macron expressed France's commitment to the integration of Albania and the Western Balkans into the European Union.

Macron also mentioned the cooperation agreements that were signed between the two countries, as he emphasized that France will give Albania 120 million euros for the environmental reform.

Macron :  I am happy to be waiting for you here. You are in your home. You who use our language very well, you who lived in this city. France loves you and your country and I really wanted to welcome you in Paris after the welcome you gave me last October. The dialogue we have with each other prove the extraordinary dynamics of the relations between Albania and France. I reiterate the commitment of France and the movement we have for the Western Balkans. This is about acting for the unification of Europe to make it stronger and more sovereign and in the face of common threats and challenges. A promise of peace for the entire region. Albania has continued the European path with determination, believe in the support to accompany you on this path in order for the negotiations to proceed as quickly as possible. Impressed by the reforms and capacity to advance for the last few years under your leadership.

You recently hosted a summit in Tirana where you also invited Zelensky, this was an important moment. The normalization of relations between Serbia and Kosovo is necessary, your voice is precious. Let's take stock of the construction sites we have opened together to strengthen our partnership in all areas. I am happy about the signing soon of an intergovernmental agreement that will give a new boost to our cooperation, especially in the key areas of water, innovation and sustainable tourism. This afternoon you will go to station F for the launch of a France-Albania Innovation Council. The French Development Agency will continue to support Albania in its reforms and the signing of a loan of 120 million loans for environmental reform and a memorandum of cooperation with the Ministry of Environment will allow us to overcome these stages. Culture and education at the heart of our exchanges. All these constitute a beautiful promise for our bilateral relations. How I admire the way your country has made for friendship and deep European feelings. We value this and it is important to us.