Meloni in Tirana: “Western Balkans can count on Italy”

“I think we have a great responsibility”

THE Western Balkans “can count on Italy”. This was assured by Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni upon her arrival in Tirana at the EU-Balkan summit, after being welcomed by Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama. “I think we have a great responsibility with the countries” of the region, Meloni said, “especially after the Russian aggression against Ukraine it is very important to strengthen the process of accession of countries to the EU and there are many issues on which we want to work together, such as the economy, cyber security and many others that Italy is fully committed to”. “We will try to do our best on the many topics we are discussing, including roaming and more. Italy can be counted on,” she concluded.

Family photo in Tirana before the plenary session of the EU-Western Balkans summit. The leaders of the 27 together with the European leaders and the heads of state and government of the six countries of the region all posed together in the courtyard of the Palazzo dei Congressi. Giorgia Meloni walked the red carpet, chatting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban before posing for a photo. In Tirana, a brief greeting and handshake between Meloni and Emmanuel Macron.