Reiner: Croatia supports Albania

Zagreb - Croatia supports Albania on its path towards European Union membership and it is ready to share its experience from its own accession negotiations and provide all the necessary political and technical support, Croatian Parliament Speaker Željko Reiner said at a meeting with Albanian President Bujar Nishani during his official visit to Zagreb on Tuesday.

Albania has shown stable progress and has made great effort in dealing with the priorities for the opening of accession negotiations, Reiner said, adding that Euro-Atlantic integration of all Southeast European countries is the best guarantee of long-term stability and security in this part of Europe, according to a Parliament press release.

Reiner and Nishani concluded that relations between the two countries were more than good, and that the otherwise excellent bilateral cooperation in trade, transport, energy, tourism, agriculture and defence could be further improved.

Croatia is interested in enhancing its economic cooperation with Albania in many of the key sectors such as the Adriatic-Ionian gas pipeline and the Adriatic-Ionian motorway, and there is also an interest in expanding cooperation to environmental protection and sustainable development, the press release said. (Hina) 

Author: Hina