Visit of Lulzim Xhelal Basha, Albanian Minister for Foreign Affairs, to Olli Rehn and extracts from the joint press briefing
Lulzim Xhelal Basha, Albanian Minister for Foreign Affairs, was in Brussels for talks with Olli Rehn, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement, to review the EU integration process of the country.
They talked about the current economic and political situation in Albania in the perspective of next year's parliamentary elections, as well as the regional stability and Kosovo's future.
"Ensuring the proper preparation and the conduct of the parliament elections next year in accordance with international standards is a key condition for Albania's further progress on its European road, and in this context, the European Commission welcomes the adoption of the new electoral code in the Albanian Parliament", Olli Rehn told the journalists.
Lulzim Xhelal Basha said he reassured Commissioner Rehn "that the Albanian government is fully committed to the highest standards in the next elections, including the commitment that all and each political parties would be able to participate regardless of its size or its position." SHOTLIST