This visit comes as part of a Balkan tour. In a joint press conference, Albanian PM, Edi Rama expressed his gratitude for the positive recommendation to start accession talks.
“I would like to thank the president of the EU Council for this visit at a time that Albania has been recommended to start EU accession talks. Every Albanian is looking forward to continuing this journey and to having the support of the member countries for this recommendation”, Rama said.
On his part, Mr. Tusk said that his dream is to see Albania as part of the European Union one day, but he said that the countries of the EU need to be convinced about this.
“Negotiations with the EU are like a race with many obstacles, but it’s worth it”, he said among others. /ibna/