Cakaj – Mogherini in Brussels: Determination to advance Albania’s EU integration process

Acting Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Gent Cakaj held a meeting in Brussels with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini.

Minister Cakaj praised the special contribution of Mrs. Mogherini to promote Albania’s progress towards European Union membership, especially the important role in supporting the European perspective of our region.

Mr. Cakaj reconfirmed the determination of the Albanian government to pursue the pace of reforms in order to further consolidate sustainable results on the European agenda that will enable the opening of EU membership talks. He assessed that the decision to start negotiations will give a new impetus not only for our country, but will also encourage a more positive dynamics in the region.

The EU High Representative praised the achievements so far in the five priorities set by the European Union, especially in the field of justice. Mrs. Mogherini showed interest in the recent situation in Albania and stressed the need for political maturity and national accountability in this key period of the integration process.

At the conclusion of the meeting, Minister Cakaj and High Representative Mogherini agreed to intensify interaction and cooperation during the remaining months in view of achieving Albania’s priority objective of opening membership talks.

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