Published on: 07 December 2017

Bushati meets with Kurz: opening of accession negotiations is the start of Albania's European path

In the framework of the OSCE Ministerial, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Ditmir Bushati held a meeting with Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, and Austria's elected Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz.

Talks dwelt on the European perspective of Albania, given that Austria will have the EU presidency next year. Ministers also discussed issues of bilateral co-operation and economic co-operation as well. The interlocutors also dwelt at joint activities within the Albania-Austria cultural year 2018.

Minister Bushati acquainted Minister Kurz with the reforms undertaken by the Albanian government, focusing in particular on judicial reform and vetting process. He said that Albania considers the opening of accession negotiations as the start of the country's European path.

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