Former Albanian foreign minister Ditmir Bushati
said there was no reason why the reforms Macron sought could not run simultaneously with accession talks.
, Nikos Kotzias, Giannis Kakoulidis and Daniel Mitov called upon the Union to stop delaying the start of negotiations with Skopje and Tirana over demands of certain member states, the Independent Balkan News Agency (IBNA) reports.
The latest project (that some politicians in Macedonia say doesn't exist) is the so-called Tirana platform which, despite being "non-existent", is being carried out, which has also been confirmed by Albania's former Minister of Foreign Affairs and the EU, Ditmir Bushati
. In a statement for the Albanian media, Bushati
said that only a half of the Tirana platform has so far been carried out and that he expected it to be fully implemented soon.
HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani met separately yesterday with Deputy Prime Minister for Judicial Reform and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria Ekaterina Zaharieva, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Pakistan Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Albania Ditmir Bushati
, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation of Somalia Ahmed Isse Awad.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah with Albanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ditmir Bushati
KUWAIT, Sept 25 (KUNA) -- Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah discussed Monday with Albanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ditmir Bushati
in New York ways of boosting bilateral ties.
Prior to the meeting, Minister Crnadak met with Commissioner Hahn and Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria, Ekaterina Zakharieva, Republic of Greece, Nikos Kotzias, Montenegro, Srdan Darmanovic and the Republic of Albania, Ditmir Bushati
** Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati
says the US engagement in the Balkans is crucially important in making sure there is no backsliding as far as the effort to normalize relations between Macedonia and Greece is concerned.
Aleksandar Nikolovski, vice-president of VMRO-DPMNE in NEZAVISEN VESNIK reminds that he publically asked the Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani, if it was true that he had an agreement with the Minister of foreign affairs of Albania Ditmir Bushati
, according to which reforms in Macedonia have been slowed down on purpose and that the implementation of the full plan 3-6-9 is not taking place, in order to soften the catastrophic low level of reforms in Albania.
His Albanian colleague, Ditmir Bushati
, said the region needed EU development money, not only advice on strengthening democracy: "Rule of law comes first but there is no rule of law without economic development."
During the meetings in Tirana with President Ilir Meta and with Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati
, Zaharieva will present the priorities of the 2018 Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of EU.