Published on: 05 November 2017

Ministers Bushati and Kumbaro meet the Albanian community in Ioannina

Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Ditmir Bushati and Minister of Culture, Mirela Kumbaro, held a meeting with Albanians who live in Ioannina. During this meeting, the two ministers focused on problematics and issues that directly affect the life of Albanians outside the homeland. Minister Bushati presented the investments made by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, through facilitating the procedures to obtain some services by the means of online application. Minister Bushati paid particular attention on the emigrant vote process for which, he thanked all Albanians who have so far expressed their will through their votes.

For Minister Bushati, Albanians abroad must have an important political voice. For this reason, Bushati carried on, the Albanian government is committed to establishing a system for facilitating the emigrants' vote. "We must act quickly, but create a reliable system as well, so that the vote of Albanians outside the homeland, be guaranteed and counted fairly and honestly,"-Minister Bushati concluded. Recognition of social contributions, another problem for Albanians abroad, is an issue for which, "we are making all our efforts but this is a completely economic issue”,- Minister Bushati pointed out. 

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